A&P the moon was pretty cool last night *pic*

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  1. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Don't make fun. Just picked up my first DSLR.


    Didn't have enough time to compose the shot better (gf was nagging about being late for something). So I grabbed my tripod and snapped a quick one.


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    Not sure what the other light is in the picture but it was pretty bright and moved with the moon. Seemed to bright too be a start (maybe a planet or satellite?)
     
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    main tip: turn down the iso.
     
  3. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Thanks. I'm used to shooting in the more automatic mode. :o
     
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    Go to manual mode. It doesnt take more then 50 shots to learn your way around. :coolugh:
     
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    Heres a pretty moon shot i took awhile ago with my old nikon D50

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  6. Traitor

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    I gave it a moody look in lightroom :eek5:

    also resized in paint b/c im at work
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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  8. nicklk

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    I'm hoping Venus will be as close to the moon tonight as it was last night....it was cool!
     
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    is that venus in the pic?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    The moon works best using the "Sunny 16" rule. Shoot at F16 and match the shutter speed to the ISO you are using.

    ie
    F16
    ISO 200
    Shutter Speed 1/200

    or
    F16
    ISO 400
    Shutter Speed 1/400

    Here's a set I did awhile back. All at 300mm W/20D

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  12. dopEguy

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    that was Venus that was following beside the moon. Noticed it last night too :cool:
     
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    Aye,looks like Venus with your moon there iDrive :) Certain months of the year you can see Venus with the naked eye-if ye get my drift :hsd: :wavey:

    I love moon shots-any more guys :)
     
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    you are talking about my penis right?
     
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  17. Hippy

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    just use sunny 16 when shooting the moon. it was venus btw.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    This just in!
     
  19. CaseLogic

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    what's the sunny 16 rule? I'm about to get my first DSLR this week so I'm tryin to learn some tips and tricks :x:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    lol, I must be on a lot of people's IL.
     
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    This is ;)
     
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    No, I heard what you said. I was curious about more detail. I realize that you set it to f/16 for the moon, but is it anytime the moon/sun are in the picture, or what?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    ^^^ It's essentially for shooting anything that is really bright and works for more than just the moon and sun. I could go on for while and probably quote you a lot of mis-information so your best bet is to just google it or like I did take an Intro to Photography class. Most Comm Colleges have that program which makes a class pretty cheap, but the skills and information you get paired with a lot of research will help you out immensely.
     
  24. Hippy

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    basically the intensity of the light from the sun when it hits earth is such that f16 with a shutter speed of 1/ISO is a good expouser
     
  25. Hypnos_VI

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    Best way to learn, start clicking that shutter as often as you can, post some of the shots you like...and OT will tell you whats wrong with them! :bash:
     

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