Full moon, cropped

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Full moon, cropped

Taking a photo of the moon isn’t hard, it just requires a little experimentation to get an exposure you’re happy with. As I previously wrote: spot meter the moon and underexpose by about a stop. Go ahead and experiment, though, because you may get a better result by exposing anywhere from as-metered to -2 EV.

The hard part is getting the moon to fill the frame. Simply, for most of us it can’t be done. Shooting at 200 mm with a 1.4x teleconverter on a crop camera gave me this result… which I cropped from a 12 megapixel image down to about 0.25 megapixels. Yep, tiny. But still fun.

See the original on Flickr.

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