In this article, you will learn how to photograph the moon and what equipment is recommended.
Basic Camera Settings
- Put your camera in Manual mode (M).
- F/Stop: f/11
- Shutter speed: 1/200
- ISO: 200
1) Plan where you want to shoot. There are apps and websites that will tell you what time the moon will rise and where.
2) You will need a tripod and it is strongly recommended you use a lens that is at least 200 mm. A 300-500 mm would be even better.
- Play with your shutter speed; anywhere from 1/160 to 1/250.
- If you have a shutter release cable, use that. If not, try using your camera’s trigger delay to avoid any motion in your shot.
- You can use autofocus on the moon, but some people like to manually focus using live view.
If you make changes to your photos’ highlights, shadows, and contrasts in a program like Lightroom or online apps like PicMonkey you can dramatically change the look of your moon photos.