Moon Photography Is Not Hard

November 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

It really isn't hard.  Moon photography.  Nope, it isn't hard unless you make it hard.

This short blog is intended to get you started and not to be used as "the perfect setting" for your next moon shot.  If you want to see a video version of this post check it out here.

So here are the basics:

  • You need to use a tripod
  • You need to use manual mode
  • Start with these settings and adjust as you need
    • ISO 100 - I don't leave ISO 100 for my moon shots
    • F 8.0 for the aperture
    • Shutter speed of 1 sec

Depending on the moon and how bright it is those settings are just a starting point.  My photo below had these settings:

  • ISO 100
  • F 22
  • Shutter Speed 1/12 sec

The moon was full and very bright so I needed to move my aperture to F22.

Tip:  The moon is so far away, there is not an issue with depth of field.  F1.8 is just as good as F22 at that distance.   So, adjust the aperture as much or little as you please.

Don't forget to leave comments for me on my YouTube version of this post.



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