Moonlight photography tips for making magical midnight landscapes

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: moonlight photography tips making magical midnight landscapes

Shot of the Day

Shot of the Day

Mark’s comment
“There are three light sources in this shot. One is the moon, which creates the aura around the cross, another is a torch David is holding behind the cross, and the final one is me lighting it from the front. This 30-second exposure was taken right at the end of the shoot – at 1:18am! – and it was great fun to put together.”

David’s comment
“Mark has done really well to get such a cracking shot here. The low vantage point works very effectively to frame the aura of the moon, and to bring colour and detail back into the cross, Mark has illuminated it with his head torch. A brilliant end to a cold but worthwhile midnight shoot!”

PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
PAGE 2: Moonlight photography tips for during the shoot
PAGE 3: Final tips from our professional photographer
PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
PAGE 5: Shot of the Day


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