Mike Panic over at the Lightstalking site has written a useful article about photographing the moon, apparently “This weekend is “Super Moon” where the moon is the closest to earth it has been in 18 years. And it’s a full moon too! Great time to get out and do some lunar photography.”
Photo by penguinbush
“For centuries the moon as captivated people, given direction and provided hours of enjoyment and wonderment. Being the brightest object in the night sky, it’s something photographers of all levels can shoot, however it does take planning and preparation to accomplish.
The moon is bright, but it isn’t bright enough to simply snap a photo. It is an object that’s lit with sunlight, so nearly every aspect of preparing the shot is the same. To achieve a nicely exposed photo, one where the moon doesn’t appear flat nor like an out of place object. To accomplish this, let’s first look at the basic gear you’ll need.”