On taking compositional shots of the full moon with a basic digital camera
With a basic digital camera, the moon is not an easy subject to photograph. However, with a digital camera a whole new area of compositional lunar photography is now available to the amateur.
But, the moon being a far away object requires the camera to be given a firm rest and long exposure due to the night time. Some cameras have the ‘twilight portrait’ option to include some near-by elements for composition with the moon in the background.
Begin with a camera setting of ISO-100, shutter speed of 1/60 and aperture as f/16. You may experiment the moon photography late evening whenever the moon is visible in the late evening by composing it with other elements like trees, buildings, and clouds, etc.
One must try shorter exposure times combined with waning twilight to get pictures with differing tones and hues of the sky and the moon.
But you have catadioptic telescope and a good camera then you can photograph the moon itself with its craters. The picture shows some compositional shots of the full moon with a basic digital camera with a firm rest.
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