Here in the United States, we had the pleasure of viewing a “super moon” this past weekend. The moon was very close as well as bright and full. I could have stayed out with it all night.
One of the things I relished was that it forced me to learn how to shoot the moon, so to speak. Night time photography has never been my thing, though I have long enjoyed viewing it. How could I let this once in a life time moon pass me by?! So, off the the internet I went. I found this awesome article by Lightstalking and it did just the trick.
Already familiar with my camera, I still had to break out my tripod, my remote shutter release and of course, my battery was dead. But I was not thwarted! For the shots here, I used an ISO of 100, a shutter speed of 1/60th and an aperature of f 11- f 16 with manual focus because autofocus did not cut it! (Yes, I tried… *hangs head in photography shame*)
I found it so satisfying to actually take my camera completely off any automatic mode whatsoever and achieve some fun moon shots. So glad I put the effort into trying!
Do you have a camera? Have you managed to take it off automatic? What do you think would finally help you to do so? I have to say, its a lot of fun!
For a great poem about the super moon… check out this post by writingsofamrs. Loved it!
Thanks for taking a look!