The Moon... Earth’s only natural satellite has never ceased to enchant us over the course of time, and is always a popular and challenging subject for photographers. As with all night photography, the key to shooting the moon successfully is experimenting with long exposure, however this most famous of celestial objects presents us with various other factors to consider, too. Click on 'The brief in detail' tab for more tips and ideas...
The expert's winner and the crowd's winner will receive Contrastly's 'Complete Lightroom Presets Bundle' featuring over 1000 presets worth $99
Firstly, the moon’s position and phase changes throughout the course of a month. Have you considered where the moon will be in the sky, and how it will appear when you go out to shoot it? What will the weather be like? And do you want a simple point-and-shoot closeup of the moon, or try some other compositional ideas, such as using trees or buildings in the foreground to frame it, or taking a wide field shot that includes the landscape?
There are all sorts of possibilities you can look at to create fantastic lunar images, so here’s an opportunity to try something new and win great prizes from Contrastly. Take a look at our judge Matt Quinn’s excellent Petapixel post on moon photography for more detailed advice on equipment, settings, composition and more. Good luck!
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