Different Phases of Moon

The mystical celestial body hanging out there in clear sky is the nature’s sweetest offer to mankind. Though the silvery orb
battered by asteroids is so pale and lifeless it continues to illuminate the artistic interest in all. The mesmerising effect of staring on kindles variety of emotions as little children sit round their grandmama to hear the fairy tales or the tales about the wizards and even the old remember their green youth when they sit alone in moonlit light.

The full moon serves as various things for different people like moon becomes a toy for kids, memories for every one of us, a perfect cheesecake for my daughter:-) and never fails to fantasies our views and ideas.

I’d love to hear what you think about this subject… Let me know in the comments


EXIF: Aperture-f/7.1, Shutter Speed: 1/640Sec, ISO:100, Focal length:250mm Camera- Canon EOS Rebel T2i/ 550D


EXIF: Aperture-f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/250Sec, ISO:100, Focal length:250mm Camera- Canon EOS Rebel T2i/ 550D


EXIF: Aperture-f/7.1, Shutter Speed: 1/100Sec, ISO:100, Focal length:250mm Camera- Canon EOS Rebel T2i/ 550D

Type: Lunar Photography

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use camera’s highest resolution for the image and a Telephoto lens 200mm+
  • ISO 100 and White Balance to Day light as moon is lit by Sun 🙂
  • Set to Shutter Priority mode [TV(Time value) in Canon or S(Shutter) in Nikon] with a speed equals to at-least 1/focal length or faster to get sharp image; You may also follow the Looney f/11 rule to estimate the exposure settings
  • During initial shoots, if you face problem with exposure settings, use the camera Bracketing option, choose the best out of it (Or HDR merging in post processing)
  • Set Metering mode to “Spot metering”
  • Shoot moon at its different phases (Waning, waxing, crescent, quarter phases as mounts and craters are illuminated from side and casts shadows). You will be stunned to see the results! Usually in full moon, photos are flat and featureless
  • Shoot on a night with clear sky
  • Avoid using UV filter to Lens

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