Posted by Mamas_Wae On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 0 comments
If excellent care is not taken when photographing the moon it is likely that you will get either an extremely dark picture, a moon that looks like the sun, a very little moon, or all the above. I would like to provide some advice on a different way to make powerful moon pictures.
So allows first talk about why it is so challenging to picture the moon. The two primary problems are: (1) The illumination of the moon, and (2) the dimension the moon.
Almost everyone has knowledgeable a "moon-lit night". This is when a complete moon, or nearly complete moon, illumination up a soldier. You see everything around you fairly well, which is proof that the little bit of sunshine that the moon shows is actually quite shiny.
Why is this a issue for moon photography? When the moon is so shiny and everything itself is much deeper, it is challenging to make a picture where both the moon and the topic are clearly noticeable. Either the moon is very shiny and cleaned out (and everything else is effectively exposed), or the moon's information are well-defined, but everything else is dark or very dark. We'll get to possible alternatives in a little bit.
The other issue with moon photography is that it is actually quite little in the sky. Using a regular lens will cause the moon to appear very little in the causing picture. This will not usually make a powerful picture, even if the structure is effectively revealed. Of course you can use a contact and take a picture of the moon, but that is usually fairly tedious.
So what is a photographer to do? My recommendations are as follows:
Plan on photographing a complete moon at or near moonrise or moonset, when the moon is very near the horizon
Look for exciting topics that are huge (e.g. developing or shrub size), in a huge smooth place, and which are noticeable from a range of a few number of legs to a few number of metres.
Research the route (aka the azimuth) where the moon will increase or set in a given 30 days, and decide on a topic where the moon will be quickly be noticeable and close to the topic from a distance
OK, you may not be able to quickly imagine these concepts, but let me describe what I'm trying to achieve here. I want you to picture the complete moon near the skyline, from a range, and with an exciting topic in the structure. The purpose I want to picture the complete moon near the skyline is because the mild it is giving nearly suits the regular mild around the globe in those days. That's because the sun would be straight behind you and it would be illumination both the moon and your topic similarly.
This idea of even illumination only performs with the complete moon, because during other stages of the moon the moon is either too great in the sky or below the skyline when the sun is behind you.
Now basically photographing the moon near the skyline does not alone make for an exciting picture. So now think about creating the moon LARGE in the structure, and along with an exciting topic. This is the difficult aspect. You obviously will be using a contact for this, so you will be capturing BOTH the moon and the topic from a range. They need to be very near each other in the structure. This is where a lot of preparing is required. You need a huge, clear, smooth place for this (i.e. no mountains, plants, structures, etc) so that the increasing or establishing moon is noticeable.
There are sites for exploring the route and duration of moonrises and moonsets throughout the season. There will only be about 12 complete moons per season (sometimes 13), so you may end up getting very few excellent possibilities to make the photos you are preparing. Don't ignore about characteristics - only one reasoning can damage all of your programs.