Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shooting La Luna

A moon shot I took this evening while trying to unwind. Still a bit soft, focus-wise.

  • Nikon D7000
  • Sigma 70-200
  • 1/500 sec exposure @ F4.8


RoryG said...

That's a nice moon shot, focus issues aside!

Doug said...

Hey Phil,

Nice shot. Are you gonna be out shooting the "supermoon" tonight? I have a D7000 with a 300mm lens, I had a few shots I wanted to share, is there anyway I can do that here?



Phil said...

Thanks, Guys!

Doug - Frame your shot as needed. Maybe you want to do a close-up of the Moon, or maybe you want it near an object for size reference like a tree, water tower, building etc. You want to focus as near to infinity as possible, but what I do is this:
a. Turn on LIVE VIEW
b. Center Moon in focus square
c. Zoom in as much as possible using the + button at bottom left of rear of camera
d. MANUALLY focus until the moon looks as sharp as possibe
e. Frame your shot and shoot

Use a remote and tripod, obviously. If you don't have a remote, use the countdown timer option instead.

You can email me your shots at the email link at upper right of this blog!