Tips and Techniques for Photographing the Moon

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Follow two experienced professional photographers in the field as they share their secrets on getting expert photos by the full moon after dark. Based on their years of experience and knowledge, Doug and Kevin give you scores of tips that will help you achieve the high quality photographs you desire.

This course session follows two expert photographers – Doug Gardner and Kevin Adams – as they are out in the field photographing the moon. They demonstrate how they take professional quality photographs of the full moon at night, and give tips on determining the time of sunset and moonrise, and how long after that you should wait for the optimum time for the highest quality images. You’ll get tips on shutter speeds, aperture settings, size and types of lenses, and how to manage settings in the dark. They also demonstrate how you can combine and enhance your photos for even more dazzling imagery.

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