How to take a beautiful full moon picture
- Dec 11, 2019
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I believe you all want to know how to shoot a round and bright full moon, so we specially prepared this teaching for you to share how to shoot a beautiful full moon with limited tools! By Tizianoj
&Nbsp; 1. Use tele lens
&Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; as we all know, telephoto is required for long-range shooting. Especially for shooting the far away moonlight, telephoto is the necessary equipment. If you use a normal lens to shoot, no matter how zoom, you will only see a white dot, not to mention the texture of the moon. Generally speaking, the longer the focal length of the lens is, the better. However, if you are new to shooting the moon, you need to use a 200 mm lens or an extended range lens.
Using tele lens
2. Use full manual mode
&To shoot the moving moon, it is recommended to use full manual mode. When shooting moonlight, we are usually in a dark environment. Therefore, if you use semi-automatic or prerequisite mode when shooting, the camera may be misled by the dark surrounding environment, mistakenly thinking that the light is insufficient and the shutter is slow or the aperture is increased. Finally, the photo will be overexposed, so it's best to set the camera to full manual mode when shooting moonlight, try to take several photos and fine tune them according to the environment.
&Here is one of the commonly used settings: aperture f / 8, shutter 1 / 125, ISO 100. Of course, this is only a reference, which must be adjusted according to the actual situation.
3. Pay attention to the shutter speed
I believe that many beginners have the same myth. When shooting moonlight in the dark environment, should we slow down the shutter speed to take a bright moonlight? In fact, it's not inevitable, because the moon and the earth will rotate, so the shorter the shutter time, the sharper the picture can be captured, and the chance to dim the picture due to the moon's movement can be reduced. Moreover, the moon reflects the sun's light, in fact, there is a chance to be brighter than we think, so if the shutter speed is too slow, the moon's overexposure may make the details disappear.
By James Jordon
4. Use of tripod and timer
Like other night scenes, it is recommended to put the camera on a tripod. They are all shot in the dark and need to be very stable to get a clear image. Moreover, the distance between the moon and us is very far, as long as there is some slight shaking, the picture will be blurred. Therefore, a tripod is recommended to keep the camera stable.
To ensure that the camera is in a completely static state, you can also use the self timer or the reflector pre lift (/ delay) function to shoot. For example, when the camera aperture shutter and other settings are completed, set another 10 second timing, so as to ensure that the camera is not affected by the shaking when the shutter is pressed completely, and avoid the image becoming blurred.
5. Use small aperture and low ISO
As mentioned in aperture and depth of field, the smaller the aperture, the deeper the depth of field. Therefore, the author suggests using a small aperture (F / 8-F / 16) to capture the full moon and make the image clearer. In addition, we should turn down ISO for the best shooting quality, otherwise the picture will be prone to noise.
6. Use single point focus
In order to make the moon shadow more prominent, it is recommended to use a single point of focus when shooting. Using a single point of focus can make the focus more accurate, and the pits in the moonlight can be photographed more clearly.
By Michael & nbsp; shutter speed: 1 / 200s & nbsp; aperture: F / 7.1 & nbsp; ISO: 200 & nbsp; focal length: 400mm
7. Increase contrast
When shooting moonlight, the preset contrast can be increased, which can make the moonlight more bright. Keep in mind that you only need to increase the contrast slightly. If you set the contrast too high, it will have a negative effect.
8. Choose the right place to shoot
&In addition to the techniques mentioned above, the shooting location is also important. In addition to being able to see the moonlight clearly, the location must be dark enough, otherwise, no matter how well prepared you are, you will not be able to shoot satisfactory works. Generally speaking, a more open place would be ideal.
By the way, you can use automatic white balance at the beginning of shooting, and then create different effects with different white balance. You will have more fun. Finally, we should pay attention to the use of reflectors to pre lift and shoot raw. Or, these knowledge are too difficult for beginners. We will elaborate on them in another article if we have the chance! I hope you can take more standard full moon photos in Mid Autumn Festival!