Blood moon Eclipse
|Beginning of the eclipse|
Taking a photo of the moon is not that simple. It takes it takes a little skill and some luck to get the settings just right. Of course, some knowledge of the manual features of your DSLR or ILC camera really helps. If you use daytime settings to shoot the moon your photos will be very over-exposed. This one time when an iPhone is truly ineffective.
|Another shot of the beginning|
For a full moon it is best to push the ISO up a bit to 400 and possibly higher. I felt that ISO 800 was a comfortable limit. The "sunny 16 rule" works on this occasion. Once you set your ISO to around 400 or more, set your aperture to f16 and your shutter speed at just over the ISO that you have chosen and your white balance to "auto". f11, 1/800s at ISO 400 also seemed to work well. This will allow you to see detail in the moon. This works for the moon settings but as the moon got to it's blood phase I retained the higher ISO but brought the shutter speed down to 1/100s but I had mixed results with that phase, however. Lastly, a tripod is an absolute must.
|Blood moon, a little brighter|
|Crescent, almost at Perigee|