Remember when you once believed the moon was made of cheese?
Yeah, me too.
Then you found out it was really dirt, rocks, and probably a pimple the earth popped off itself (thereby creating the Pacific Ocean) during those rough teenage years of the planet, and you thought, “Damn, now what am I going to do with all this ham?”
Yeah, me too.
Well tonight and tomorrow night is when the moon dons its cape and becomes The Super Moon!
Even celestial bodies need super heroes, and I can think of no one better than a popped pimple of a rock to be it. If you’re out taking photos, here are a few tips:
- Use a tripod – your hand is not as steady as you may think
- Use a slower shutter speed – the moon light has a long way to travel so slowing your shutter down will increase the amount of moon light you can capture
- Take the same shot in different ISOs – it can be hard to tell what’s good and what’s not in camera, so take a few with a variety of settings
- Take the same shot in different F Stops – see that part about ISOs, yeah, that goes for F Stops too
- Shoot away from the city – ambient city light can ruin the shot, so try to do it in as remote a place as possible. If you’re stuck on your tenement roof, well, you did the best you can so shoot away anyway
Be sure to have a ham & swiss sandwich in the moon’s honor.