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Questions tagged [moon]

Questions about how to photograph the Moon.

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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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Is there an app that shows location-specific times of sunrise, while considering line-of-sight obstructions, such as terrain?

Taking sunrise/sunset pictures at the ocean allows for photographs where the sun is placed just above the horizontal plane. This allows for "red ball of fire" pictures, such as the following by ...
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Using dedicated light-meters in moon-lit / very dark scenes

One part of Michael's answer to long exposure caught my eye. He stated that most camera light meters would find it difficult to meter dimly lit scenes such as a landscape illuminated only by the moon....
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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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Are there cameras allowing shortcuts for manual exposure settings?

I have been playing with the Multiple Exposures feature of Fujifilm X-T2 to take photos of nature views with the Moon in them. First you take a shot of the Moon with appropriate aperture, shutter ...
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Is two teleconverters on a sigma 150-600 sharper than one on a 1100mm mirror lens?

I was considering taking photos of the moon and stumbled on a review of the MTO 1000a mirror lens. This is acording to this site a sovjet design from the eighties of an 1000mm mirror lens. (Some other ...
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How would one get a moon shot like this?

Here is the shot, taken off Reddit: As you see, the moon has a perfectly exposed shadow (you can see the details in the unlit side of it) which I want to achieve. I understand you want to have a ...
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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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Is it possible to set two exposure values and set them on a loop?

I'm trying to capture a time lapse of the moon rising and would like to set one exposure time for the moon and one for the foreground. Is it possible to save two exposure values or do I have to switch ...
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70-300mm lens with Nikon D3400 [closed]

I have Nikon D3400 camera and I want to buy a 70-300mm lens to take pictures of the moon. I have four options based on my limited budget: Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens Sigma 70-300mm 4-...
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HDR Help - Photoshop Cs5

I have made, with auto-bracketing, a set of 3 pictures of the moon to merge it with the HDR auto-merge function of Photoshop. The problem is that PS Cs5 is not being able to compensate the movement of ...
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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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How can I get infinity focus, both including the moon and a tree in the foreground?

I'm trying to take photos of the moon with other objects in the foreground but I can't seem to get both in focus. How far do I have to be from the tree to have pan focus (foreground and background in ...
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Haze effect in moon photo? (using GIMP)

I used two photos of the recent supermoon and combined them. The result is OK (link below). I was unable to achieve a look I wanted, where haze causes darker areas of the moon surface to assume the ...
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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 caused some of the bright, diffuse areas of sky in some of the Apollo images from the moon?

There is a large, diffuse, bright area in the otherwise black sky in some of the Apollo mission images from the moon's surface. It is not the sun. What can it be? In the images below, I am comparing ...
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Is the lack of image stabilisation on lens a major drawback for photo shooting the moon?

I have found these lens Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G in a very good price. I am planning to use them mainly to take pictures of the moon. I am aware that this lens does not have image stabilisation. Is ...
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Affordable lenses for nightscape photography (nikon d5300)? [duplicate]

I just bought my first DSLR camera Nikon D5300 and currently I only have the kit lenses. I am looking to get some new ones soon to use them to take pictures of the moon and maybe even the stars. As ...
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Telescopic view [duplicate]

How do they make the sun or moon appear so big in backgrounds of some images?
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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....
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Shouldn't the diameter of the moon with a 600mm lens be double what it is with a 300mm lens?

I used a 300 mm lens and recently bought a 600 mm lens, thinking that the area in the frame with the 600 mm lens will be exactly half of the area covered by the 300 mm lens. Practically I am not ...
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Should changing the shutter speed affect the moon's color?

I just took two moon photos: one at shutter speed= 1/400 and the other at 1/200. Both @200mm, f/8, 100 ISO I can understand with a higher shutter speed less light will enter into camera sensor, ...
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What can I expect when shooting the moon with a 55-200mm zoom lens w/ 2X teleconverter?

I am planning to buy a 2X teleconverter for my Nikon 55–200 mm AF-S f/4–5.5 to capture the moon and other planets. (After connecting the 2X teleconverter the lens will become 110–400 mm and f/8–11) ...
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Why do I never see HDR done with nighttime photography when the moon is in the frame?

Whenever I see nighttime long exposures with the moon, the moon is always way overexposed. I understand it's a bright object, but why don't I ever see HDR done to compensate for that? Does it look ...
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What exposure was used for successful pictures of the “blood moon”?

The moon in total eclipse is very dark, I discovered. My crop-sensor camera and f/5.6 lens was not up to it. I saw some "cherry red" photos in feeds, but without technical details. I used 1/125 ...
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How to capture supermoon using a Fujifilm X100T?

I am a novice photographer. I have a Fujifilm X100T, which has a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens. As today is the supermoon lunar eclipse, I want to capture the moon with my camera. I was wondering if ...
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What are the red, blue, and green dots in my night sky photos? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new telephoto lens for my Nikon D5000. With the new lens I started taking pictures of the moon. When I take the pictures I have blue, red, and other colored dots in the photo, ...
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What combination of camera, teleconverter, image stacking, or sharpness increase will best improve my moon photographs?

I'm trying to improve my moon shots. I'm currently shooting it with a Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM lens mounted either on a Canon 450D or a Canon 6D. I realized that my Canon 6D gets me fantastic ...
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How can I tell what focal length a zoom lens was set to for a photo of the moon?

It appears that neither the Sony 55-210 mm f/4.5-6.3 nor the Canon EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 reports the actual focal length to the camera: both cameras' metadata show the lens but report the focal length ...
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Moon with a foreground [duplicate]

I tried taking photo of the moon and this is what I got with first try: I was on Spot metering, ISO 64, f2.8 and focal length 200mm on a FX camera. The problem is it is a lonely moon! I want some ...
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Does an already set (or not yet risen) moon still wash out stars?

If there's a decently sized moon (say, 50% visibility or more) but you still have a few hours of time before moonrise/after moonset, will the moon still wash out stars the same as if it were visible ...
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Astrophotography with an 800mm

Yesterday I did the following shot of the moon using a 400mm with a 2X: Now, I would like to know if it's possible to shot pictures of planets using just a tripod? This is the first time I'm trying ...
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How can I focus on the moon [duplicate]

I'm technically a beginner when it comes to anything other than point and shoot photography so I apologise if I don't explain myself clearly. I have a Pentax Q with an 85-200mm K lens, I'm using a Q ...
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Moon photography [duplicate]

Hi I am a photography hoobyist. At the moment I am using a Nikon D3100 with the standard kit lens (18-55mm). I am interested in taking photos of the moon. I am debating whether to buy a 55-200mm lens ...
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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 ...
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Stacking photos for moon movement [duplicate]

I took many pictures of the lunar eclipse from last week with a stationary camera and now I want to merge them so I get something like http://wordlesstech.com/2011/06/26/eclipse-over-the-acropolis/. ...
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Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?

The last time I shot the sky, it was a full moon and it completely ruined my shot. What's the maximum amount of moon (i.e. 1/3, 1/2, etc...) that can be out that won't adversely impact a shot of the ...
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What is the blue circle in this moon image?

Using my Nikon D3200, I tried to capture an photo of the moon using the 18-55mm kit lens. I can see a faint blueish circle, even in my view finder, and also in the final picture. Is this lens flare ...
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How can I do astrophotography with my 70-300mm lens?

I got a Nikon 70-300mm lens as it was on discount. I want to know if I can do astrophotography with it? I want to maximize the use of the lens. I wanted to get a 34-300 mm lens, but it was expensive. ...
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How can I capture earthshine?

I am preparing for a photowalk with the purpose of catching earthshine (the part of the moon unlit by the sun but slightly glowing/visible because it catches some sunlight reflected by the earth). I ...
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How do you get moon zoomed over foreground? [duplicate]

How does one get a picture similar to the one below with a crop sensor DSLR and using kit lens or 70-300mm lens without post-processing?
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Best time to shoot supermoon [duplicate]

I'm wanting to photograph the supermoon this weekend. It'll be my first time, so I've been studying up on how I should go about this, but as far as what time to shoot it is where I'm lost. The moon ...
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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 ...
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How to shoot a shot with the moon and city skyline?

What is the best way to capture the moon with a city background? The moon is so bright that if I do long exposure to capture the city, the moon will be completely blown out into a white star. Is HDR ...
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How can a fast-moving satellite take clear pictures of space objects?

How does a fast moving satellite or a probe take those clear pictures of space objects like asteroids, Jupiter, etc? Doesn't the picture get blurry when objects move? (from Il Hwan Lee via Quora)
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Vibration control for Sony NEX-3 exposures

My Sony NEX-3 (first model) does not have the Electronic First Curtain Shutter feature, so when I use it for Moon photos, the close, open/close, open cycle of the focal plane shutter always adds shake ...
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How do people shoot very large moon views?

I see pictures of the moon that looks like it is very close to the earth; I am wondering whether they are real or is there a trick to show the moon that big? Here is an example: http://www....
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How to predict when the moon will appear large?

Over the last few days, here in Eastern Canada, the moon (Full and close to it) has been appearing very large in the atmosphere around sunset. I know that also happens at around 2->3:00 am in the ...
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What is the best way to avoid moon and light glare in night exposures without using photo editing software

I took this photo yesterday and although I love it, I wish It didn't have as much glare from the moon or the city lights. I know I could go into lightroom and photoshop and crop a new moon in, but I ...
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Astro-Photography with Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope and Canon EOS?

I have a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope from Celestron C70 and I am interested in the Astro-photography. I want to know, if I can use this telescope to attach with my Canon 600D? Do I need anything ...