Lunar photography isn’t that hard - you can absolutely shoot exquisite pictures of the moon if you have the right tools and an idea of what settings to use.
Where and How
The best time to experiment with lunar photography are dark, cloudless nights. Choose a night when the moon isn’t full - if it’s too bright, it’s easier for it to be overexposed and look less than stellar. Air and light pollution can also tarnish the results of your photos, so it’s best to head to a remote and elevated area to take your pictures.
Getting it Together
You don’t need a tonne of gear to get awesome shots of the moon, but good-quality equipment is a must.
- A DSLR and 200mm+ telephoto lens or a Point and Shoot camera with optical zoom capabilities. A cheaper alternative would be the Nikon P900 with its 83x optical zoom.
- A tripod.
- A remote camera trigger or the timer in your camera.
Get your settings right: