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Camera Set-Up Tips for Supermoon

















According to NASA, the biggest Supermoon of the century will light up the sky on November 14, 2016. It will be especially "super" because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won't see another Supermoon like this until 2034! 


Here are some tips from our photographer Brent Barrie for photographing this spectacular sight!

1.  Lens

Zoom in close. You’ll need a lens of 300mm or longer to get it at a reasonable size in the frame. A tripod will keep your camera still, and a remote shutter release will reduce shaking further - if you don't have one, set the camera's self timer to a few seconds in the Setup menu.

2.  ISO

ISO is essentially digital lightening, boosting the electrical signal to the sensor. So a higher ISO leads to a brighter image at the cost of the image quality. My recommendations are ISO 1600.

3.  Shutter speed.

Lower is better, somewhere around 1/30 or lower.

4.  Aperture

Aperture won't have a profound effect, because it's something infinitely far away. It's also lens dependent.  I advise F5.6 or lower .

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