The moon will be at 98% Illumination tonight with clear skies and full tomorrow with partly cloudy skies.
This is a great opportunity for you to shoot the moon. What settings should you use? Start with the *Looney 11 rule.
1. Set the aperture to f/11
2. Set the ISO to 100
3. Set the shutter speed to 1/125
Additional settings that will help:
· Get your camera in manual
· Get your camera on a tripod
· Turn off image stabilization
· Use your longest lens
· Use mirror lockup
· Use a remote or a two second delay built into your camera
This will get you a sharp image of the moon.
Besides the fun of capturing the moon, it's handy to have a few moon shots in your library to place in scenes where you want a moon.
Want to incorporate a sharp moon into a scene? You'll need to take two exposures – one of the moon and then adjust for the foreground and then blend in Photoshop. It's nearly impossible to get a proper exposure of both in one capture.
*Set aperture to f/11 and match your shutter speed and ISO e.g. 1/200 ISO200