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Old 09-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #572
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Originally Posted by Africa_Twin View Post
Sorry for the noob question but how do you get a moon pic this clear?

I tried last full moon but all I got was a light spot...

I know my compact camera is old and rather limited (canon powershot a720is) but it can take a clear night pic.

I tried the max exposure time of 15 seconds and experimented with several f values but none was good... I used a tripod, of course...

I am still in the very early stages of understanding the photography so any help is much appreciated.

Please pardon but I copied your very nice image of the moon and "doctored" it just a bit. All I did was darken the sky and lighten/sharpen the moon. Here are the results:

I find that digital shoots a little "flat." In full daylight, I tend to shoot from f.03 to f.07 underder exposed to help with contrast. My suggestion would be find a photo program you like and start playing with your images. You may want to copy the photos you'll alter to a seperate folder so, if you mess something up, you'll have the original in another location.

I deleted your photo from my pictures. I hope I didn't offend.

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