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Essential guide to Moon composition photography using a basic digital camera
Around the half to full Moon nights, it is a good time to do composition photography with a basic digital camera.

If you have a basic digital camera, mere setting your camera to night-time exposure or auto-focus setting is not going to work well to take composition shots of the Moon.

There are several photography tips and guidelines you can try with a basic camera to take Moon composition shots. Shoot with aperture from f/5.6 to f/16 with various shutter speeds with the sensor sensitivity set at ISO 200.

Find a suitable resting place for the camera or use a tripod since it is important to have no camera shake. If you do not have a tripod, rest your camera on a wall, rock, fence, vehicle, etc. for stability. Either use a shutter release cable or a timer delay set to 2 seconds so that you don't have to touch the camera's release button physically.

With a digital camera, you can take a few test photos from different angles and at different speeds to get the best shots. It is advisable to take pictures with exposure settings of 1/125 sec and 1/500 sec at f/5.6 to begin with and compare and go for somewhat proper setting for reasonably good moon composition shots.

By following the above-mentioned guidelines, focus on the Moon within your frame and set the camera to a short exposure with ISO setting of 200 by turning off your auto-focus to take the photographs of the Super Moon by having something in the foreground.

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