Night Photography Tips: Moonlit landscapes
Moonlight is a truly magical medium. Whether shooting straight towards the moon or basking beneath its light, knowing how to photograph the moon provides an exciting way to add variety to your night photography portfolio. However, when attempting to ‘shoot the moon’, watch out for these common errors:
4. Poor focus
When it comes to composition, try to exclude any subject that’s too close in the foreground. Depth of field is very limited when shooting at f/4-5.6, even if you’re using a wide-angle lens. Use your camera’s rear LCD screen to regularly check your results, and make focus adjustments if necessary.
5. Blurred stars
If your shot seems under-exposed, increase the ISO (most cameras perform well up to ISO 1600). Do not lengthen the shutter speed or the stars will appear as short trails of light. Just remember to keep post- shoot adjustments to a minimum to avoid adding unwanted noise.
PAGE 1: Common errors when painting with light
PAGE 2: Common errors with moonlit landscapes
PAGE 3: Common errors shooting star trails
PAGE 4: Common errors shooting the Northern Lights
PAGE 5: Common errors with astrophotography
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