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The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography, 1st Edition by Alan Hess

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40. PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON AND THE NIGHT SKY

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WHEN WE LOOK UP into the night sky and see the full moon, it not only commands our attention, it can also inspire our creative side. The fact that humans have traveled to the moon and even walked on its surface is awe-inspiring. All these things make the moon a great subject, but most people who point their cameras at the moon end up disappointed with the results. The main reason is that the moon is smaller than you think when shot against the night sky.

To capture a good photograph of the moon, you need to use a lens with a large focal length, such as 600mm or more. In November of 2016 while I was ...

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