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How To Photograph the Moon and Why I Do It


On a clear (cloudless) night, you can get some excellent shots of the moon. Having some form of zoom lens definitely helps. Generally it will look better with something 300mm or better. However not everyone has a lens like that hanging around.

Everyone has different “recipes” on how they photograph. Because of the magic triangle (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture), this can vary depending on ambient lighting, lens being used, etc.

I ended up using a 2x extender on a 400mm lens getting a nice effective reach of 800mm. I locked my ISO to 100 (can lock up to 400 or even 800). I set my DSLR into “Tv mode” so I could adjust my shutter speed. I ended up finding 1/60 to 1/100 sec being ideal due to the bright light of the moon on this particular cloudless night. This resulted in an F-stop (Aperture size) of f/11 (which didn’t really matter to me, it is the variable part of the triangle for my intended purposes though f5.6 is good if you want to lock this). For more info on the magic triangle, check out BetterPhoto or JaneGoodrich.

Focusing can be a challenge. A very helpful way to achieve it is DLSR’s which support Live View shooting with zoom. On my Canon I would go live view, move the view to the right edge of the moon (to see the detail of the craters for this example), and zoom in 10x (which my Canon allows). Ensure your lens is set to manual focus. Turn off your image stabilizer if present on your lens. You MUST be using a tripod for this. There is no hand holding for almost every dark/night/evening shot. You can then tweak your focus manually until it looks crisp for the details on the craters. Use a very inexpensive remote shutter control for your camera to take the shots. That way the camera can sit perfectly still on the tripod. Camera shake will cause blur for exposures like this.

Take the photo, go to view it, zoom in to some detailed section, and ensure it looks good. Then play with the shutter speed (Tv mode) until you get something that looks great for the exposure.

I am not an artsy person. My brain works on the technical side. I love applying photography to different situations (such as this) to technically figure out how to do it. It is a personal challenge for me. Other people look at it and say “Oh, another photo of the moon” however I can say “I took that photo and it feels great knowing that”.

Photo of moon I took on my Canon DSLR:






103 thoughts on “How To Photograph the Moon and Why I Do It”

  1. Wow, those are great shots! You can see the craters clearly. Some of the craters must be pretty deep since they are so dark.

    How long did it take you to get a good, clear photo that you wanted?

    • It took about an hour of setting up and playing with the adjustments until I was happy with it. When you are zoomed into the moon, it is amazing at how fast it moves and you need to keep adjusting your tripod.

  2. Wow these look really great. I’m no photographer at all and my photos of the moon always come out all blurry but this is really good stuff. I think my camera does support live view so I must try this out at some point. Good article , thanks

    • Me, too. I never had one clear photograph of the moon. Though I’ve always used a DSLR camera, never had I captured one with the craters so alive and real. The photogs above are awesome. Aren’t they?

  3. Those are some stunning photos! Even though I enjoy it, I’m not that good a photographer, so I don’t have the ability to take photos like that myself, but it’s something I’d be keen to get into. I;d never even heard of the magic triangle, but it now makes a lot of sense to me! If I get a DSLR, which hopefully I will sometime, I’ll need to experiment with taking pictures of the moon – it’s really impressive that you can take such clear photos from so far away. Like you, the satisfaction of looking at a good photo and knowing you took it is one of my favourite things about photography.

    • HI! A lover of photography right here, too. I’m also not that good in it, but, always, practice makes perfect. I don’t have my own DSLR, I just borrow from friends sometimes–because I just can’t get past my passion for stunning photogs–and I try to take good pictures. I want to have some proper training someday.

  4. The photographs look sensational. I never really thought that you could capture an image of the moon as clear and as close as these ones using a DSLR camera. I’m into photography, too, I sort of want to learn more about it, and I’m planning to purchase my own DSLR camera in the near future. Maybe, I could also take pictures as great as this one.

    • Patrick,

      The last three or four nights had amazingly clear full moons at least in the northeast where no cloud cover blocked our view. I took some unbelievable shots with my DSLR camera. They are comparable to David’s. Hurry up before you miss more fantastic opportunities to capture the beauty of the moon. The clouds are a comin’.

  5. WOW, you can really take such beautiful pictures with a camera?
    I want to try too!

    The moon looks so big in these pictures and I see a lot of details!

    I guess you have a super-camera! If one day can play, I’ll try to be true!
    I’ll follow your advice!

    • Yeah, the pictures above are beautiful. I also thought he used a “super-camera” but no, he used a Canon DSLR. Everyone uses that, but not all could make beautiful things out of that. The tips up there are really helpful. I’m gonna follow those steps myself.

    • Yeah, I know man! Who could have thought that normal DSLR’s could take such pictures? Most people (including me) would just assume they used some amazing camera with the best lens available.

      But seeing him explain how he took the photo with a regular DSLR is really inspiring!

  6. I thought you needed a very special type of equipment to take a nice and detailed picture of the moon. This is inspiring me to whip out my sister’s DSLR which she never used and try to learn how to use it. Are most DSLRs capable of taking detailed pictures of the moon or do you need additional parts (aside from a tripod which I think we have) to make it work?

  7. I’m always fascinated with photographs of the moon. I think they are incredibly beautiful, especially up close. I’m not a photographer myself, but I definitely appreciate the art and talent that it takes to capture such beauty and detail with a camera.

    • A good photograph can really be sensational and breathtaking. I’m fond of looking at awesome pictures, and I love trying to capture one, too… all the time. But, I just fail… all the time. Maybe, I gotta practice more so I could produce a noteworthy photograph. Other than this picture of a moon, what other kinds of photos do you usually interest yourself into?

  8. The moon always was something to dream about for mankind through all those centuries and on every place on earth. The technologies that are available nowadays make it possible for everyone to make these dreams come true – at least a bit.

    I like your photos, David. Isn’t it just awesome what’s possible with the knowledge we have?

  9. It’s amazing what you can do with a DSLR camera! Those pictures are truly amazing!
    I would have never expected this sort of quality with such simple tools as you have used! It just goes to show that you can have greatness if you put your mind to it.

    Also, thank for putting that link to BetterPhoto. It cleared up some things for me as I’m a photography newbie πŸ™‚

  10. This is some great stuff, David. I live high-up in my apartment building in Los Angeles and I’m always looking for better ways to take photos of the moon and sun, in particular. Speaking of moons…the third and final of the so called “super” moons happened this past Monday (7/22/13). This Astrophotographer named Cory Schmitz took some amazing photos of the supermoon at the Rocky Mountains near Vail, Colorado. Here’s the time-lapse video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT8WFjvwjdU

  11. These shots are absolutely incredible! I hope to someday get some nice shots like this. However, I’ve just recently started being serious about my photography, but it’s a learning road I’m willing to travel.

    • I know right. I was amazed at it because I never thought that it is possible to this degree, honestly, who would of thought.

  12. Apparently I come in very under prepared. For some reason I did not think I would need something so great as 400+mm to capture such a beautiful picture of the moon. This is a huge boost to helping understand these different variables in night lighting. Is there any way to get a detailed shot of the moon with some foreground? That is with out having a giant glowing orb.

  13. Is there any enhancement to the area around the Moon?
    The surrounding area seems so perfectly black.
    Or is is due to the zoom that light from the stars around it don’t affect the camera?

    • Interesting. I noticed that also, Maybe it was caused by the position of the moon on that exact time frame.

  14. Thanks so much for this informative article David. I’ve been dipping my toes around photography for a few weeks now and I love reading about how to perfect certain skills. I can’t wait to try this trick out myself and try to capture a beautiful photo of the moon. I’ve been saving up for a new zoom lens and hopefully I’ll be able to obtain it by next month. It’s so amazing how something so far, the moon, can look so up close and real with the help of a dslr. Nice pictures by the way. πŸ™‚

  15. Great shots! Was not expecting this kind of artsy post on this blog. I am impressed! I think it is great that you are modest about your talent. The picture is another picture of the moon like you said. But most importantly, it is a picture that you took on your own. It brings you something I would call a “creator’s feeling”. I am glad you felt the presence of direct experience while shooting thos pictures. πŸ™‚

  16. Wow! These are some amazing shots. You can see the surface so clearly! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your method- it seems to work really well!

  17. For someone who isn’t “artsy” you sure are good! Technology is amazing. I was into photography in the early 90’s and who would’ve thought that ordinary people like us would have technology that would enable us to do professional quality work. If I took a picture of the moon 20 years ago with just my Nikon SLR Camera and Zoom Lens I’d just have a white circle against a black sky.This is really great! You can actually try selling your pictures of the moon for extra cash.

    • Yes, I agree with you, tribie. Regardless as to whether David wants to consider himself “artsy” or not, his photos are quite beautiful and well crafted.

      I also relate to what you say about an earlier interest in photography. It was about that same time, early ’90s, that I was very interested in black-and-white photography and I did have a Nikon SLR and a collection of lenses. In those days, I was fascinated with interior spaces, light and shadow.

      But seeing what is possible 20 years later is remarkable. It rekindles my interest in photography. I have to say I am inspired by the photos and I have enjoyed reading the comments and picking up tips and pointers. I’ll keep revisiting. I learn something new here every time.

  18. Damn, this really makes me wish I owned a DSLR! I somehow don’t think my ageing compact digital camera could quite manage shots like these. Besides, it’s rare you’d get a clear enough night in my city to get a shot like that.

    It’s things like this that make me want to properly get into photography. Oh, and I agree with tribie! You should blow these photos up and sell them framed or something!

  19. These photos are absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job. These pictures make me wish that I had a camera so that I could get into photography. What camera would you recommend for a beginner?

    • I would personally recommend any of the Canon Rebel DSLR cameras for a beginner. Whatever you can afford. There are 2 main camps out there (Canon and Nikon). Once you go one route, you are sort of stuck with it because of your investment in all the lenses. It is easy to upgrade your camera body and keep your existing lenses. They become the real investment. There are a lot of bundle deals where they have a lens included with the camera body when you make your first purchase. This is definitely one of the best deals.

  20. I wish I could get pictures half has gorgeous as the ones you got. I’m going to try and use some of the tips you gave and hope for the best. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get a few shots of the moon and some aliens!

  21. Ha hah, I still remember as a kid using my binoculars to watch the moon every night. I used to be fascinated with the moon.This article put me in the moon to take photos of the moon as soon as possible.

  22. I’m looking at cameras a little more seriously now, and I was wondering what you think of Bridge cameras, David? I’m not big on investing in expensive lenses etc. so I think they could be the perfect compromise.

    Plus, the high zoom on the lenses seems like it would be perfect for something like photographing the moon! Or am I getting my hopes up a bit too much?

    • Bridge cameras are great. But you need to be happy with the effective range the lens provides as you will be stuck with it. I don’t think you’ll have quite enough range to get detail on the moon, but I could be mistaken. Perhaps you can get something that you could zoom and crop to be quite good. It should still be possible to experiment though. Definitely worth a try.

  23. I never tried photographing the moon because I never can get much detail. Maybe by using your tips, I might be able to get a decent shot for once.

    Of course I’ll first have to wait until it’s less clouded and stops raining here.

    Could you give some advice on when it’s best to take the pictures? Full moon and in the middle of the night so it shines brightly at it’s highest point or is there a better moment?

    • I would say full moon or close. Get as much of it into the photo with good detail and less time required for longer exposures.

  24. David, I think I spent more time gazing at your picture of the moon than I did reading the post and comments! I even thought I saw some stars on the picture, but I then realised I need to clean my monitor! hahaha

    I’m just getting into taking pictures and little videos, at the moment I’m using the camera on my HTC phone, but I hope to get a separately camera later on, I’ve taken some nice pictures of the flowers growing in my back garden which I’m rather pleased with. I just need to work on getting the focus right. πŸ™‚

  25. Wow, great pictures. It’s hard to believe the photo was taken from this far away, such is the detail you can see. Having young kids myself, they are quite fascinated with what they see in the sky and it has certainly made me more interested again.

    I think I want to take up photography now, thanks for the inspiration!

  26. I’ve always wanted to try something like this, but there is generally too much light pollution in my neck of the woods to accomplish it. With regards to focusing, yes, turn it on manual focus. But beyond that I think you just need to set it to focus all the way to inifity – I may be wrong though. It also sometimes helps to pick up a wireless remote control for your camera, or if you don’t have one, use the built in timer. You can get camera shake from simply just pressing the shutter button.

  27. Need to be careful when it comes to focus. That is where your patience will pay off and why it can take a while to get the perfect shot. All lenses are different on where infinity is located. It is not by turning your focus all the way on the lens. Canon lenses have a marking on them which is close to infinity but to truly get definition in your shots (like the moon photos), I needed to make super minor adjustments to focus using the 10x live view and them reviewing my photos afterwards. After you have the focus working great, then you need to play with shutter speed and affect how much light you will let in for just the right exposure. It is a 2 step process involving a lot of photos to hunt down the your favorite shot.

  28. This is great I need to try it, every time I try to take a photo of the moon it ends up looking really bad but this may be due to using an iPhone 4 haha.Great to learn more about cameras really factual, I’m gonna buy a tripod so I can try this with my camera.

  29. Thanks for the tips, David. I am a new photographer and have been trying my hand at night photography without much luck. I knew that my current lens was not going to do it, but I persisted. It’s a shame lenses are so expensive, but from my experience it’s not worth it to skimp with photography. Since I’m not planning on taking any really close pictures, I think I’ll just buy a 400mm lens and leave it at that.

    • 400mm is only required for really close up zooms. Just a regular inexpensive 18-55 mm lens that is typically bundled with DSLRs is enough for shots of the stars. Get comfortable with manual settings, long shutter speeds, setting up, manual focus, etc before you make an expensive investment.

  30. Has anyone photographed any other celestial bodies aside from the moon? It would be interesting to know how far DSLRs can take detailed pictures such as this one. Well, aside from the sun too.

  31. These pictures are gorgeous! I never knew that anyone has the ability to take pictures of the moon that clearly. I am quite impressed, maybe I should start doing this.

  32. I just registered with your site and last night I tried photographing the moon for the first time haha. This info is quality ! I’ll give it another go tonight with these in mind. Thanks Heaps !

  33. Wow! These are excellent clicks. I’ve gotta try them with my DSLR. I barely know anything about it’s capabilities so it’s always nice to read such articles about how to use it.

    By the way, this will work with the Nikon D7100 right?

  34. Those pictures are absolutely breath taking. It looks like the moon is glittering!
    I’m brand new to photography but I’m going to try to use your instructions exactly. I remember taking pictures of the moon for some general education science course I took in college and they came out horrible. It was blurry, yellow, and tiny.

    I would be so happy if I could get my pictures to turn out like this. I think we may have a full moon soon so I can practice! Unfortunately, I didn’t pay too much attention in that science course so I’ll have to double check on the full moon thing πŸ˜‰

  35. These are some really nice shots, I loved them. I always wanted to take a shot of moon, but never found a nice way of doing it. Thanks for posting this article, really informative.

  36. Wow! I am very in pressed with these photos,I cant believe you took such a clean and crisp shot of the moon. I’ve always wanted to take a picture of the moon like this but I just with I had a better tripod to support my camera,maybe when I get one I will try it out.

  37. Those look great!

    Are you able to get any reasonable images of planets with this technique? I would think a long exposure of a planet like Saturn would be pretty cool – that being said, I imagine that would require some sort of telescope?

    • I guess you will need more powerful telescope for that, but those are really cheap in the market these days.

  38. I only know basic things about photography such as what the shutter, aperture, and ISO affect and do. The field of photography looks like you can do oh so much in it but it is pretty pricey since I don’t really have a source of income. Nice pictures by the way!

  39. Thanks for posting this blog as I have been geeting into photography for quite some time and this will definitely help me. The moon is one of my favorite subjects to take pictures of and I will use this to help me when I take pictures of the moon.

  40. Wow, these are amazing! Stunning photos. I would never be able to take anything like it, all of my moon shots are just shiny blurry circles, lol. Well I take photos mostly to record the moment and I don’t call myself a photographer. But I sure enjoy looking at the other people’s masterpieces. I liked the article and especially how you explained the scientific side πŸ˜€ And I bet it would feel great to take such shot!

  41. Hi, this is a great blog and quiet an interesting read. I discovered and learned something about amazing photography of the moon. I have to applaud your talent and it is really very admirable. The content written is also amazing. Thanks for the info…

  42. Those are some pretty impressive shots of the moon. Well done! As other users have commented, distinctive landmarks such as craters are clearly visible.

    For beginners and those without much professional or advanced knowledge of photography, this is an excellent and easy to follow tutorial. Even as someone with a pretty decent knowledge of how photography words, I still find these tutorials quite informative and useful. So, thank you.

    I wonder if you could include some more advanced tutorials in the future? I would love it if you could.

  43. Very interesting close ups of the moon. This is definitely some excellent photography here. I also find a lot of helpful and informative info in this post. And yeah, photography is no easy job. It’s challenging, but it’s also rewarding once you get to sit back and look at the work you’ve done.

  44. Great work. I agree with everyone else here, that those shots you made look very good. It is impressive how well they are with the type of camera you had. I recently watched a video that looked very professionally done, and was only shot with an I phone. This reminded me a lot about that.

  45. That’s a beautiful photograph. I should try it one day when I am bored and have nothing to do in the night.

  46. Very nice shots. I have had a few failed attempts at capturing my own images of the moon. I can never seem to get settings that really compliment it. When I buy a new camera I am definitely going to try again.

  47. You have done a very good job on capturing the moon. I have tried many time trying to take a picture of the moon, but I have always failed. I believe because I lack of picture-taking skills, and plus my camera isn’t that great in taking pictures in distance. I would think the highest zoom of the camera, the chance is better if I take pictures in somewhere far away.

  48. Beautiful pictures, love them! Astronomy must be one of my absolute favourite subjects, photography too! Bring them both together?

    No words can describe how much I love to stargaze – How jealous am I of the future generations who will explore the skies like Columbus sailed the seas. (hopefully they won’t believe they’ve found India!)

  49. I don’t have an extender, but I do have a Canon. My shot wouldn’t be quite so large and detailed, but I still like photographing the moon, too.

    I love your shots. I never look at a photo of the moon as if I’ve seen it all before. (I’m a Heraclitian by nature; no one glimpse of the moon is identical to the next.)

  50. Those are some absolutely fantastic shots! I started reading the article expecting the usual small, unclear photos but you have really blown my mind.

    I used to love astronomy and even worked in an astronomy lab for a while, but I became disenchanted with it after realise how much all the equipment cost and that I couldn’t do it from home.

    Maybe technology has come far enough that it’s okay for me to get interested again.

    I’ve always been slightly scared of photography (I don’t want to spend a load of cash on a camera and be dissapointed). Are there any links you could recommend for me to get started on researching cameras?

    Thanks David!

  51. Fantastic pictures! I’m not an artsy person too but I’ve always tried to be one. I have been debating with myself whether or not to take photography as my next elective. I think I should do it. This is really amazing.

  52. I have been a photographer for over 30 years. I have always tried to get moon shots down. These are stunning shots. My work is always more to the artsy stuff than the technical end, but you have made this easy to understand. That says a lot! I learned on an old fashioned Nikkormat and must get back to doing things by hand, as the digital has blurred my mind on how to do that. lol. Thanks for a great article. I will try again.

  53. Love the photos. I want to save up for a telescope for my daughter. She has become very interested in the stars and planets. I love the information, very informative.

  54. Thank you for the great shots. They are really good compared to the ones taken on higher models of DLSR. The positioning of the device is important I feel. You have any other tricks for the Canon 600D?

  55. This reminds me of the recent “blood moon” that occurred. The wife and I went out to try to take some photos of the rare event, but admittedly with limited success. I wish we had glanced at your article before essentially trying to “wing it.”

    In any case, thanks for sharing, I’ll forward this to her as she’s the photographer out of the two of us. Too bad we just missed the recent full moon on Friday the 13th.

  56. You’ve taken some great shots here. I do have a 300mm lens. I’ll surely try this. Thank you for the great article.

  57. Wow you really did a good job capturing the moon. It’s very clear and dramatic at the same time. I’m not a professional photographer but even I can say that this is really great. It looks like all the preparation of the settings you’ve done are worth it.

  58. I love looking at pictures of the moon and seeing it on a clear night. It really is a beautiful thing. When I get a camera I might take pictures of it myself, hopefully they can be nearly as good as yours. I learned a bit about photography today, I’ll keep this in mind when I go to take pictures of just about anything.

  59. I think that you took an awesome photo of the moon using your DSLR. Great tips about how you achieved it with detail for each step. I am in the market for a new DSLR in the next year (hopefully) and want to find something that I can use for images that require some mathematics and technicality to them.

  60. This is a very good and comprehensive how-to! Thank you for all the tips, I can’t wait for a clear night to try it out.

  61. I agree focusing is the hardest part when taking pictures of the moon. I also tend to crank up the exposure time but you have to be careful not to nudge the camera.

  62. I always like going outside and looking up at the moon. It looks so beautiful and peaceful sitting in the sky. This is a really cool thing that you have done to take the picture of the moon. The picture is beautiful.

  63. Who wouldn’t want to do it? I think all of us have stared up in the moon in awe. I also love the iconic photos of the earth from the perspective of the moon. Thanks for these tips. I always want to capture the moment as I stare into the night sky–it’s so captivating.

  64. That’s an awesome camera David. I would love to take more pictures like that, but unfortunately the only camera I have right now is my cell phone. Last one I had was in my checked luggage when I went on vacation, and it actually got broke by the airport. So I guess I should start saving and get me a new one.

  65. Your photos of the moon are so breath-taking! My pictures of it look like a drawing a 5 year old did, but yours look amazing! It looks as if the moon was at such a short distance. Just amazing. Not sure I’d ever take the time to go thru all the hassle, but I truly loved your pictures! Great job! It must feel so good you did that!

  66. Wow, these pictures are incredibly clear! I really wish I had the money to spend on a good DSLR, but I don’t. My Sony Cyber-shot can’t take good night shots without a lot of noise, especially this zoomed in. It looks as though this was done from a Google Earth satellite.

  67. YOu probobly need a very good camera for somthing like this. But i only take pics on my smartphone so this is out of the question. But nice pics!

  68. Love the photos!!! I too have seen many pictures of the moon, especially on sites like Tumblr. And I have to admit, I’m one of the ones that never wondered how it was done. I’m artsy. I love taking photos. But except for clouds, I’ve never tried taking photos that go so far up. On the next full moon, I’m going to give it a try. Crossing my fingers, it’ll work. Thanks for the tips!

  69. I tried to take a photo of the moon using my smartphone. On that particular night, it was the most beautiful moon I had ever seen (maybe I’m exaggerating a little). Turns out, my smartphone wasn’t that smart. I just have some kind of object. I’ll try a dslr camera next time.

  70. I didn’t know how much work went into photography. These are some great shots though, and you have an awesome camera.

  71. Nice shots, this would be a great test of a camera’s zoom. I still remember getting excited by the moon landings; I always wanted to become an astronaut and fly to the moon. Shame that did happen…

  72. I only have compact cameras, even though I always wanted at least a bridge or a DSLR, if I had the budget. That said, I always thought that as long as I did not understand the basic point of photography (this magic elusive triangle, lighting and composition, etc), I should not invest in a machine that I could not use to its full power. But the links you provide seem clear enough to ‘get it’, and the pictures are really amazing clear and beautiful. Inspires me to upgrade my material and techniques!

  73. Those photos are fantastic! I can never get my pictures to show as much detail as yours but I will follow your advice and hopefully get better results. I agree that photos of the moon can be a little “samey” but it is very satisfying knowing it is all your own efforts.

  74. OMG that is insanely cool. I’m not an artsy person either but this is really nice. Will definitely bug my friend for her DSLR camera until I can shoot the moon

  75. That’s an amazing photo of the moon right there. I’ve always wanted to dabble in photography but I keep thinking twice about investing on expensive equipment. It’s a great hobby and if you really have an eye for art and a knack for taking great photos then you could really go far. If Canon comes up with any budget DSLRs I might be persuaded to finally buy one.

  76. That is clever. I like how you don’t think of yourself as “artsy,” but you clearly have turned this sort of technical know-how into an art. I used to run a blog where I had a ton of photos of my travels. I wish I had known some of this technical stuff when I was doing that. Maybe it’s time to start it up again.

    • You really should open it again mate! I personally enjoy browsing these types of blogs, they make me travel more!
      On a second thought, I’m a beginner when it comes to the art of photography and I’m slowly but steady rolling in to become a better photographer all round. Only time will tell!

  77. Very nice photos of yours. I’ve always been intrigued with the moon and other planets. Never could afford an expensive telescope though. These photos motivate me to do my own exploration. Good vivid details here as well, great job.

  78. Very good pictures! I personally always wanted to take pictures of the moon and some constellations, but I never had any idea how to do it. I have a very good camera, but nobody in my family is an actual photographer, so we only use it to take photos in vacations and trips. Being that zoomed on it, you could have seen the moon moving, I bet. Must have been a really pleasant experience!

  79. Are you kidding me? You might as well become a photographer. Gorgeous photos. I always try to take photos of the moon but the quality of the photos come out bad and blurry. I think I need to upgrade my camera, maybe that’ll do the trick. I’m already artsy enough, heh!

  80. Prior to reading this article, I had taken a photo of the Moon. Now that I can compare it to a different photo, I realized that my photo is inferior. It’s similar to yours, but I never got as much of the Moon filling the frame so you can’t see the smaller details, although you can still see the craters. Amazing photos!

  81. Those are great shots! The pictures have something really mysterious about them, which make them more interesting and appealing, good job!
    I don’t know almost anything about photography but sometimes the moon looks so magical that you need to take a picture of it, and with a cellphone the quality it’s still really low and I personally end up frustrated, it’s always good to know about this things when the right time comes.
    Thanks for sharing!

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