Friday, January 25, 2013

Full Moon Alert!

For those of you wanting to photograph the moon you have an opportunity for full moon shots this Saturday Jan. 26.
The moon is well above the horizon by 5:00 pm. Early evening presents a good opportunity with matched sky and moon light levels and sky color. Keep your attention, as the evening grows darker, on the difference in sky and moon brightness. 

As the sky darkens use your spot meter directly on the moon and make several under/over exposures.   Generally; use the longest lens you have to increase the moon size in the frame. Using trees and other objects to frame or silhouette against the moon can give interesting results. Most importantly have fun! Also, see previous post on this subject.