Full moon through the clouds

Full moon, Australia

It’s always a challenge to photograph the full moon on a cloudy day, but it can also bring out the best moody shots like this one. Only if I can put a wolf in front of that moon, might even qualify for a Twilight saga background :).

Those of you are after the technicals, settings used as follows..
Nikon D750,
Lens: Tamron 150-600mm @600mm
f6.3, 1/40, ISO 2500

Moon obsession

Moon Obsession, Australia

A good question was asked by Nassima in relation to how to photograph moon and what type of lens needs to be used. Thought I write up about this, it maybe useful for anyone who is looking to photograph the moon. It is bit tricky than it appears to photograph the moon.

Blood moon. Nikon D800, 150-600mm

Best type of lens is a telephoto lens if you can get your hands on one, few types of lenses you would want to use, 70 -200mm f 2.8, 150-600mm f5, 70-300mm f4.5, 100-400mm f4, if not what ever the longest zoom lens you have on your camera.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 100-400mm

Remember better the lens more quality and detail the photo will be. You should be able to take the photo handheld without using tripod using following settings. ISO 200 or 400, shutter speed 1/200 or higher, at the lowest f stop your lens allows, e.g if your lens offer f2.8 use f2.8.

If you have no longer lens, then use the shorter lens or the lens you have. Below is an image I took from 12mm-35mm. That’s all I had with the Panasonic G9 at the time, so I used it.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 12-35mm f2.8ii

So hope this is helpful and you have lots of fun taking photos of the moon.