Tonight’s full moon will be a “super moon” – the moon will be closer to the earth than it’s been in 18 years, making it appear larger and brighter. I captured this photo last night from our apartment balcony, the first time I’ve ever tried to capture a good moon image.
I followed the instructions in this wonderful Muse University post about capturing the moon, written by my friend Barbara. In addition to her tips, I also found that turning the Image Stabilization off, using manual focus and a shutter remote helped. You can use the self timer on your camera if you don’t have a remote. This image was captured at the maximum focal length (zoom) I own, 300mm, and was still not as clear as I would have liked. I had to crop quite a bit to get this composition. It’s the first time I have ever wished for higher zoom. 🙂
If you’ve never tried it, tonight is a great night to “shoot the moon.” Or, if photography is not your thing, take a moment to enjoy gazing at the super moon this evening.