How to Photograph the Moon


When it comes to moon photography, you might have many questions. How do you prepare for a moon photo shoot? What camera settings should you use? What gear do you need? Maria answers all these questions as she shows you how to photograph the moon!


Read more moon photography tips at B&H Explora:

14 Tips for Shooting the Moon

Superzoom the Moon with These 10 Tips

22 Tips for Photographing a Lunar Eclipse


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I liked your short video made from the time lapse sequence of the moon rising behind the skyline. I noticed that the moon was overexposed as a result of exposing for the skyline. I also noticed that you used exposure bracketing on your shots. Have you tried to make a time lapse that is properly exposed for the background/skyline and the moon?

Good videos Maria! I'm trying to do a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a Dark Sky area, to shoot astro this fall. PS-don't forget the accent mark on the first "e" of your last name (Option-e-e), it's my second last name (in the Spanish tradition). It's Pérez (so that baseball announcers and Modelo commercials call us PE-rez, and not "Pu-REZ")! OK, soapbox done! ;-)

Thank you for the great information on moon shots.  Keep up the great work.