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Summer solstice moon tonight settings?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by losman26, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. losman26

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    Tonight is supposed to be good with the (strawberry)moon for sunset.
    What are the ideal settings to get good moon / sunset color both for photo and video? I can never get the colors to come out in the moon, and it always just looks like a white dot.

    Also, should I use a nd filter for video?
    Should I shoot in d log and raw., then edit later?


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  2. With The Birds

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    The moon can only be a tiny dot with the FOV of the phantom lens. As to exposure settings use your live view for getting a feel of how the scene is illuminated and have the histogram active as confirmation of exposure. Favour lowerinh ISO over increasing shutter speed for setting exposure. I would favour no ND to keep ISO down. And yes, dlog with reduced sharpness and contrast will give you the best prospects for later grading of footage.
     
  3. losman26

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    Thanks


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    Never understood why people would want to use a drone to film something like the moon. I don't see that a higher vantage point would change anything. At least not within 100,000 miles or so.
     
  5. losman26

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    Today is a different color, combined with the summer solstice at the same time.


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  6. ghook73

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    [​IMG]

    Sometimes a little height can add a new perspective not available from ground level.



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  7. Meta4

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    The Phantom is about the worst possible device to photograph the moon.
    You'll only get a small indistinct bright spot.
    If you want to photograph the moon, use an SLR and a telephoto lens.
     
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    I agree. I've tried to capture the moon with my phantom and it didn't turn out well at all. Either did my iPhone.

    Need a good camera and a really good lens to make it work. Sucks because I'm on the same page - you COULD get some awesome night shots!!

    ...maybe an Inspire with a DSLR is in order ;)