The moon has fascinated us humans for all of history.
And it’s easy to see why. The moon is the brightest object in the night sky. It causes the tides here on Earth. Since it takes the Moon the same amount of time to rotate around once as it does for it to revolve around the Earth once, we always see the same side. So, there’s a side of the moon that we never see! And, the side we do see, that we always see, can, on occasion, look suspiciously like a face. That old man in the moon is always looking down on us! And, by the way, the moon isn’t made of cheese!
Moon photography can produce some wonderfully stunning images, especially when it’s full. (To find the next full moon, check out the Full Moon Calendar.)
But photographing the moon can be challenging. In fact, I would venture to say that photographing the moon can be one of the trickier projects in photography.
With that in mind, here are some articles that give some great tips on capturing our closest neighbor:
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f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.
But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.