How to shoot stunning landscapes by the light of the moon

Stunning landscape using moonlight
The mission

Capture landscapes under a full moon with a super-long exposure

Time needed: One hour

Skill level: Intermediate

Kit needed: Tripod, cable release, torch, stopwatch

When you’re shooting at a stunning location it’s easy to lose yourself in the moment and, before you know it, then light is fading. However, just because the sun goes down there’s no need to head home. If the moon is out and the skies are clear, you can continue shooting well into the night.

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