November 9, 2022 at 2:52 pm #73370
On Tuesday night, I went outside after midnight to photograph the eclipse…and found it much harder than I expected! Unfortunately, I was a bit late, and it was already past totality, but still pretty cool looking! Out of 57 photos I took, I got about 5 that were ‘good’!
I didn’t know what setting to use, so was fiddling around with different modes and settings. The photos were turning out really blurry, but one I took in Auto worked well, then I tried again straight afterwards, and Auto didn’t work!! I also tried a fancy setting (which 100% didn’t work haha) called “shoot low light scene with noise reduction, no tripod” even though I had a tripod, to eliminate the movement that was causing the blur…
These photos were on my Sony DSC-HX300. The first two are to show the trouble I was having (and these aren’t nearly the worst of it!!), and the last one is probably my best. I think it was taken in Auto, but not sure.
If anyone has tips for photographing blood moons/the moon etc., and could give me some pointers on which settings to use, that would be helpful!!
Thank you very much!
Laura🙂November 10, 2022 at 12:55 pm #73404James StaddonKeymaster
Sweet! I didn’t even get up to see the lunar eclipse. 😀 Good for you, playing with the settings like that. Perhaps these two links might help in your exploration of amazing moon photography?
Articles relating to the moon on Lenspiraiton: https://www.lenspiration.com/?s=moon
A detailed guide by PhotoPills: https://www.photopills.com/articles/moon-photography-guideNovember 10, 2022 at 4:37 pm #73408Warrior PrincessParticipant
@laura-aome Oh my, what a wonderful thing to do! I especially love that last photo of yours.
I have loved the moon ever since I was very little, and have always wanted to take different types of photos of it.
The red and gold tones are spectacular, Laura. I hope you can take many more moon photographs!
@jamesstaddon Those links will be very helpful!! I think the moon is one of God’s most beautiful and amazing creations. It is lovely to think of us reflecting our Lord like the moon reflects the sun’s light, having no light of itself.November 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm #73426November 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm #73427November 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm #73452
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