June 2013 full moon has garnered the title of ‘super moon’ due to the moon being closest to perigree. What this means to us mere mortals is the full moon will be at its closest point to the earth. What a fabulous time to take photographs of the moon. The one pictured above was taken in September 2012 at Longwood Garden. Quite frankly I was lucky to get this photo as I knew nothing at the time about lunar photography. This time around, I researched what I need to use to snap a better photo of the moon.
Below are listed what gear and settings I plan to use to photograph the moon.
70-200 L lens
Aperature f-11 or higher
Shutter Speed 1/125 through 1/250
Feel free to copy and try these settings tomorrow night. If this works as planned, I will post the photos to this blog. Please share links to your lunar photos in the comment section.
Here is a photo I took of tonight’s Supermoon. The detail captured of the lunar surface is simply stunning!
The EXIF data for this photograph:
- Canon EOS Rebel T1i
- 100 ISO
- 1/250 (0.004 sec)
- +1 EV