Outstanding shots of the moon :: Digital Photo Secrets

Outstanding shots of the moon

by David Peterson 2 comments

Moon photography is one of those things that doesn't always work out the way you'd hoped it would. In fact, unless you are well versed in the art of moon photography, it probably hardly ever works out the way you'd hoped. But take heart, it is possible to get a great moon shot with just a tripod and a 200mm or longer lens. To include the scenery, however, you may also need to be understand the art of Photoshopping--you'll need to combine two shots (one of the moon and one of the landscape) to get a final image that is well exposed for both parts of the scene.


[ Top image Moon, Moon, make my dreams come true.. by Flickr user steve_steady64]


    "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." by Flickr user [ Kane ]

    • Nikon D700
    • 5000
    • f/2.8
    • 0.011 sec (1/90)
    • 50 mm

    ~ Bangkok Tonight ~ by Flickr user Peem (pattpoom)

    • Panasonic DMC-FZ8
    • 200
    • f/3.3
    • 0.04 sec (1/25)
    • 72 mm

    Clouded moon near side by Flickr user B℮n

    • Nikon D300
    • 400
    • f/8.0
    • 3
    • 300 mm

    Denver's Skyline: More Impressive Than You Might Think by Flickr user Fort Photo


      Moonlight of Gold by Flickr user 'Bobesh

      • Pentax K-30
      • 400
      • f/7.1
      • 0.25 sec (1/4)
      • 148 mm

      June 2013 Supermoon rising by Flickr user n.pantazis

      • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
      • f/5.6
      • 0.004 sec (1/250)

      moonset by Flickr user stella-mia

      • Sony DSC-N2
      • 160
      • f/2.8
      • 1
      • 7.9 mm

      Al Khartoum ! by Flickr user Bashar Shglila

      • Nikon D80
      • 100
      • f/8.0
      • 0.01 sec (1/100)
      • 201.6 mm

      Super Full Moon 19/03/2011 by Flickr user gienkhan

      • Sony DSLR-A500
      • f/5.6
      • 0.1 sec (1/10)

      The intriguing moon by Flickr user Kartik J

      • Sony DSC-H10
      • 100
      • f/10.0
      • 0.001 sec (1/2000)
      • 63 mm

      I was just talkin to the moon ! by Flickr user Bashar Shglila

      • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
      • 800
      • f/8.0
      • 8
      • 280 mm

      Bridge to the Moon by Flickr user Willie Huang Photo

      • Sony DSC-HX1
      • 125
      • f/5.2
      • 0.001 sec (1/1250)
      • 100 mm

      Akakus, The Land of Fantasy ! by Flickr user Bashar Shglila


        Dreaming by Flickr user Philerooski

        • Pentax K20D
        • 100
        • f/10.0
        • 3
        • 153 mm

        Moon watch by Flickr user borealnz


          For you the Moon by Flickr user BAKINGSLEY

          • Nikon D80
          • 1250
          • f/5.6
          • 0.003 sec (1/400)
          • 200 mm

          full moon by Flickr user Huan Gomes


          liar's moon by Flickr user soleá


          • Canon EOS 5D
          • 400
          • f/7.1
          • 0.002 sec (1/500)
          • 400 mm

          Moonrise at Sunset by Flickr user Mr Geoff

          • Casio EX-H20G
          • 80
          • f/3.8
          • 0.01 sec (1/100)
          • 7.1 mm

          Moon over Lago di Garda - (Thnx for all the invitations) by Flickr user Fr@nk = temp OFF

          • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
          • 100
          • f/2.8
          • 0.004 sec (1/250)
          • 200 mm

          SuperMoon by Flickr user h.andras_xms

          • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
          • 400
          • f/11.0
          • 0.013 sec (1/80)
          • 400 mm

          Full Moon Over the Waves by Flickr user Chris Smith/Out of Chicago


            Walt Disney Skii Resort by Flickr user Maria_Globetrotter

            • Canon EOS 7D
            • 100
            • f/8.0
            • 5
            • 48 mm

            Full Moon Rising Over Portland Oregon City - HDR by Flickr user David Gn Photography

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            Comments

            1. fanie says:

              Ek is nou met die maan gepla

            2. ronald says:

              he moon isent as big as the wa way you see on the trees its double exposure

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