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How to photograph the lunar eclipse

Catching the lunar eclipse on your camera can be a challenge even for seasoned photographers
Catching the lunar eclipse on your camera can be a challenge even for seasoned photographers

WITH the total lunar eclipse almost upon us you might be thinking of getting the camera out and capturing the moment.

But night photography can be tricky at the best of times so here are some tips to help you pull off that perfect picture.

The eclipse will be visible from about 7pm and will be at a maximum at 8:55pm.

Use a tripod. You will need to keep your camera perfectly still to get a crisp picture. If you don't have one find something to put your camera on so it's steady. Stack a pile of something solid like books and if you need to adjust the squish your camera onto a wheat pack or a jumper.

Use your camera's manual settings, switching it to B mode.

A total eclipse will leave the sky very dark so chose an ISO setting of about 400 but beware of going any higher or your image will likely be grainy.

Select an aperture (f/stop) of f/8 to get good depth of focus in your image.

Experiment with your shutter speed, changing it as the moon disappears behind the earth. The darker it gets the longer you will need to keep the shutter open for. Try starting with one second and go as high as one minute when the sky is darkest.

If you have a long lens you can get closer but longer shutter speeds might cause blurring as the moon moves through the sky.

Happy snapping and don't forget to share send your eclipse images in to editorial@southburnetttimes.com.au.

South Burnett

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