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How to capture detail of craters on the moon? [duplicate]

How can I photograph the moon so that I see detail of the craters and mountains? I have a Canon EOS 550D (T2i) and tried "No Flash", "P" as well as creative auto mode, but to no avail. Every time I ...
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5 votes
4 answers
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Why are my photos of the moon blurry? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 28-300mm VR lens. I am an absolute newbie and I've been trying to capture a reasonably good picture of the moon. But no matter what I try, the pictures are never ...
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3 answers
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taking moon shots [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d3400. I'm using a 70-300mm afp lense and my moon shots look like someone is aiming a flashlight at me. No craters so I thought I needed a filter. After reading some of what's here I ...
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What are the optimal settings to photograph moon/dawn/sunrise/dusk/sunset? [duplicate]

I just got a new camera, a Canon EOS Rebel xti and I am still learning what it can do. What setting or ISO should I use to take a photo of a moon (with/without landscape)? And what setting or ISO do I ...
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2 answers
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photographing a full moon [duplicate]

I have photographed the moon zoomed out to 500mm or so with my Lumix FZ150 when the sky is not very dark and have successfully captured terrific detail in the moon's features. However, when trying to ...
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29 votes
7 answers
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How do I capture the moon and its surrounding context?

I wanted to photograph the full moon against a beautiful deep blue sky. I ended up with blown-out highlights of the moon: So I switched to spot metering and captured the moon, losing the blue sky in ...
Kartick Vaddadi's user avatar
10 votes
6 answers
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How to capture details of the moon?

I just purchased a D5100 and I am slowly learning the basics. I mostly shoot landscape/scenery shots. I have been trying to capture the full moon unsuccessfully. It looks focused in the ...
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2 answers
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How can I achieve more clarity in my photos of the moon?

I took this photo of the blood moon this morning and I am finding many of my photos, especially landscape photos, have a significant lack of clarity. I'm not looking for a photo critique because I ...
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11 votes
4 answers
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What settings should I be using to shoot "Supermoon"?

This weekend is a "Supermoon" (the largest full moon of the year, in perigee, the closest to Earth). Would someone please advise how I could make the most out of my Canon PowerShot to photograph this ...
Lena Borisova's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
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Can I combine two photos to get a good image of a non-full moon?

Is there a good combo of longer exposure and shorter exposure that I can use to get two photos of the moon that I can then combine to show the sun-lit side and the earth-lit side together so I have ...
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9 votes
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How can I get settings right on my new DSLR for twilight moonsets and moonrises? [duplicate]

I recently got my first DSLR, and am trying to learn the best approach settings-wise for a specific type of photo, namely twilight moonsets and moonrises. The camera is a Nikon D5600 which came with ...
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1 answer
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Picking a lens for moon photo [duplicate]

So I have a Nikon D5500 with kit lens and wish to take nicer pictures of the moon, I have a tripod and remote control. Can someone tell me what I need lens wise, AF-s(??) DX(??) make(??), all I know ...
Mr Man's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
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Pictures of the Moon [duplicate]

I have a Canon 40D, a tripod and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM lens. I wanted to take pictures of the moon on a clear night, when there is a full moon. I wanted to capture the details on the moon....
Sachin Kainth's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
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How can I take a good picture of the moon with a phone camera?

With my iPhone 8+, how do I take a picture of the moon without it looking like either a big white blurry blob or like I took a pic of a mirror with the flash on?
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