Your Take: How to take super photos of a supermoon

March 21, 2015 - Supermoon

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What a week for skywatching.

First, a halo borealis, afterwards a solar eclipse and tonight, a “Supermoon.”

The “Supermoon” occurs when a moon is tighten to a horizon, causing it to seem bigger and brighter. Tonight’s occurrence is a third of 6 in 2015; if we skip it, we can see it in July.

If you’re looking to constraint a best of a night sky, these tips from Arizona Republic photographer Dave Seibert, should help.

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Moonrise is a best time to fire a well-composed print that includes elements of your surroundings. Seibert suggests looking for reflections in lakes, silhouettes of planes, trains, animals or people.

Location, location, location
Make certain we have a good line of steer toward a horizon.

Lights, camera, action
Grab your smartphone, DSLR or out-of-date 35mm and get prepared to go.

On your phone
Use a tripod and support a photo. Set a bearing for a liughtness of a moon. Turn on stabilization, if you’ve got it, and try experimenting with night mode and ISO settings. Save a digital wizz and only stand later.

On your camera
Use a tripod and make certain your ISO is 400 or less. The longer a lens, a better. Use a self-timer, if we got one. Shoot on primer bearing and focus.

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Your Take bonus: Your photos of a halo borealis

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