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April Assignment: Shoot the Moon...

avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Wed 03-Apr-13 12:14 AM

This months assignment: Shoot the Moon.

But before getting into some parameters, I just want to apologize for my lack of participation and comments. I have been extremely busy at work but should see the load lightening up soon (mid-April I hope).

So the subject is the moon. It changes, it moves. You have to plan ahead. It can lead to tricky lighting situations. It can be too bright and appear blown out. It can be just right and have lots of detail. Sometimes you get something better in the morning vs. the evening or night. You'll probably want some support...like a tripod. And a long lens. What if you don't have a long lens? Use what you have. Be creative: how can you capture an image with the moon?

So why the moon? To get used to planning. Check the calendar and look at the phases of the moon...(break out the Farmers Almanac!) Use a tripod, get familiar with it. Night shooting...make adjustments in the dark or near dark. Bracketing.

Remember, the point of the assignments is to get used to our equipment, including tripods.

So I hope you like the challenge of this assignment. I hope its a fun one.

Caught this today (Wednesday, 12 September, 06:41 AM PDST).

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D700/MB-D10, 70-300D ED, Aperture Priority 1/40s @ f/8, Bogen/Manfrotto 3401 B Pro legset w/ Markins M20 ballhead.

Anthony

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