QUICK TIP: LUNAR ECLIPSE

Watch your settings! The moon moves fairly quickly across the sky so it is recommended that you keep your shutter speed above 1/125s (unless you are using a tracker). This is easy to do when the moon is full, but as the earth's shadow begins to cover the moon the lower light levels really begin to come into play. In this image, the larger moon at the bottom was shot hand held using High Res Mode. But by the time of the full eclipse a tripod was definitely needed, along with a much higher ISO and a shutter speed slower than I would normally use for photographing the moon."

- Olympus Visionary Peter Baumgarten

@creativeislandphoto

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Capture the moon in all its glory with this classic collection of tips from Olympus Visionary, Peter Baumgarten.

As inky darkness settles across the land, and the creatures of the night begin to stir, Visionary Peter Baumgarten gets the urge to howl at, no sorry, photograph the full moon. As simple as it may seem, taking photos of the moon can be challenging. If your full moon images look like a glowing white dinner plate in the sky, you are not alone.

Get Peter's tips for full moon photography on his blog.

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Moon
Camera: OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Multiple Exposure
- Background: M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
- Moon: M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO

Tip: When the moon first rises above the horizon it has a characteristic orange glow. To recreate that with a multiple exposure of the moon, try warming the white balance to 4000K or warmer.

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