Moon Photography

Updated: May 2, 2021

A bit of late night photography from under the stars with the focus of this shoot being the moon.


To get good clear pictures of the moon you will need a need a clear night with few or no clouds while photographing the Moon with some clouds could be fun when doing a wide-angle shots, you certainly do not want to deal with heavy clouds, haze or moisture in the atmosphere when shooting extreme close-ups as high levels of haze, moisture and light pollution can be particularly damaging to close up images of the moon as they can blur the details of the moon and make it appear blurry.


Not all cameras and lenses are ideal for all types of moon photography. If you have a smartphone or a basic digital camera with a wide-angle lens, you will be limited to photographing the Moon as part of your composition. Those equipped with compact cameras with high-power zoom lenses, interchangeable lens cameras with super telephoto lenses, or digital cameras mounted to advanced telescopes will be able to capture the Moon in its full glory, with a lot of close-up detail.


Camera Settings

Nikon D5300

340 mm

ISO 100

1/125 s

ƒ/11

0 ev



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