How easy is it to photograph the moon? The answer is not that easy at all. Most people tend to see the blackness of the night sky and this shining orb and get the settings on their camera wrong. From too wide an aperture to too slow a shutter speed. But with some simple advice you can take a good photograph of the moon with just a normal DSLR, with a 200mm lens.
Remember that the Moon is really really bright; so with camera setting on ISO:200 – f/8 – 1/500 of a second, you should have produced a rather good image once cropped down.
Not an image worthy of my portfolio, but City life is certainly weird!
One of the greatest things about living in the city, is the ability to do candid Street Portraits.
I have had one person today try to tell me what I was doing was Illegal, which is a false statement, as under UK law if you are on public land you can take a picture of anyone, including under 18’s. (BTW, the wonderful Porscha-Morgan above is over 18)
We Brits also have the right to photograph & document Police Constables going about their duties where as fellow practitioners in the US can face arrest for daring to photograph the police.
While trying to take a picture of a Ducks Bum in Canon Hill Park (Birmingham), two Coots decided to photo-bomb me by running across the water in front of the camera!
I’m actually grateful that I was using a slow shutter speed so the speed and blur of the coot is fantastic.
I admit it, every photography I’ve posted on this site has been adjusted though Photoshop.
In the opinion of most photographers this isn’t a bad thing, as with traditional photography the skill was not just in setting the camera controls, but in the developing the image in the darkroom; and this is no less important with digital cameras in the modern era, to bring out the best in any image you take.
While waiting for a bus outside the beautiful new shiny hospital in near my home; I turned my camera on a portion of the Hospital building and shot it 5 times at different exposures to form this HDR (High Dynamic Range) image; rendering it further in Photoshop to try and bring the best out in the final edit.
I this image, i’ve tried to make it look like i’ve captured an Fairy sitting sitting in her woodland home.
Though rather than have a colour image edited it so with the gloves and pendant in Green, there would be no need to have green leaves as it’s implied.