moon glare

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    tomsphotography

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    i was taking pictures of the moon last night, and every picture the moon came out too bright and was blury. what do i do?
     
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    f8, 1/50, iso200

    Not sure what settings you used or how bright the moon was (full, etc), but set your apeture to f8, shutter speed to 1/50 and iso to 200. You may need to experiment a bit with those to find what works best for the exact conditions. If it's a very bright full moon, then you can increase the shutter speed to 1/320 or so, for example.
     
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    The moon is a sun lit object. Thus a good beginning would be the classic f16 rule: Expose at f16 shutter at 1 over the ASA or ISO for starts. If you're shooting digital check the LCD, of course. Unless you're metering via spot center weighted or averaging is useless unless the moon's image virtually fills your viewfinder.
     
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