Tip of the Week: Capturing the Moon’s Details


You can make the moon a part of your composition, or zoom in close to shoot only the moon.

You will need a fast shutterspeed if you wish to capture the details of the moon. While the light it reflects may be dim, the moon itself is quite bright. Deliberate underexposure will help bring out the details of the moon’s surface. Too slow a shutterspeed will cause the moon to register as a blur, due to its movement with respect to Earth.

Photograph/Cheryl Empey