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12-22-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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moon shots

im trying to shoot the moon help please eather getting a white out or just the trees in focous

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Video Turorial on Youtube

Try to find this video tutorial on youtube

phototips shooting moon

it is a tutorial from james - bcphoto.biz, great podcasts are available for download from itunes or his own site

PhotoTips - Photography Tips by BC Photo

His Podcast is a great learning tool. search for "phototips" on itunes store.

PS: I have no association with this website. Just found it to be a great learning tool with my new K-x

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im trying to shoot the moon help please eather getting a white out or just the trees in focous
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im trying to shoot the moon help please eather getting a white out or just the trees in focous
The moon is lit by daylight so it is much closer to a daylight exposure than a long night exposure. Use a shorter shutter speed to fix the white blob.

Focus on the edge of the moon, and then while holding the shutter 1/2 down, recompose the shot.
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To get a perfect focus of the moon I usually switch to manual focus and then use live view to zoom in and get it just right.

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its not the focus can manually do that fine it a bit like a sunset prob almost to much light get a white out
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Perform a search around the forum for topics like "Shooting The Moon" and they should set you straight - quick like.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/119375-photogra...ml#post1271243

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/46612-shooting...ml#post1308513

Center spot meter is what would immediately help you with getting a better shutter speed. At an average ISO setting (200, 400) your shutter speed needs to be faster than you think.
Read the links above and you will soon be on your way.


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Hi,

I wrote an article on that subject, but it is in spanish.
Revista Cibernética de Fotografía Internacional - Mi experiencia fotografiando la Luna
If I have some time I'll work on a translation. But in the meantime, there are some charts and numbers that may help you get started.

Thanks,

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Hi,

I wrote an article on that subject, but it is in spanish.
Revista Cibernética de Fotografía Internacional - Mi experiencia fotografiando la Luna
If I have some time I'll work on a translation. But in the meantime, there are some charts and numbers that may help you get started.

Thanks,
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The ancient "Sunny 16" rule is a good place to start. I will set my ISO at 100 and then use the Manual exposure at 1/125 and f/16 to begin. From there I go up and down in exposure till I find what works right for that night. A rising or setting moon will need more exposure since you will have more atmosphere attenuating the light.
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