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"super" full moon tonight - still shot tips pls?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Tricky, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Tricky

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    Simply put, I'll be 350' up, at 745p and onward for some super full moon shots as it rises tonight. I've got really nice double glass skyscrapers, 40 stories each, in the foreground, and I plan to have to moon set just above them as it rises in background.

    Can I get some good advice for settings...I've got photoshop 25th anniversary version, even though I don't know quite how to use it yet...but tonight is a rare clear night here on East coast so it will be perfect, moreso if I can get the shots I want...maybe @fhagan02?

    Thx everyone!
     
  2. N8ture

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    With such a wide angle of view on the Phantom, the moon won't look very super.
    I'm ditching the Phantom tonight for a camera and a 1200mm lens
     
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  3. MarkEngland

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    Shot in Raw is the first thing I'd say. Set your ISO to 100 - 400 and adjust the shutter speed to get your exposure
     
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  4. Tricky

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    Would HDR be a good option?
     
  5. MarkEngland

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    Try it with a few shots. Try it without for a few shot.
     
  6. Meta4

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    N8ture has it right in post #2 above.
    If you are wanting a good shot of the moon you couldn't choose much worse than a Phantom to photograph it.
    Plus the "super" moon isn't noticeably different enough to show up better than any other full moon.
    With the super wide viewing angle of the Phantom's camera, the moon will only be a small spot in the frame and if you expose for anything of interest on the ground the moon will be an indistinct blurry glare.
    Like this ..
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  7. Tricky

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    eh. i did my best...not too much, or any, post work here besides cropping
     

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    Still looks good and you did what ya set out to do ! Nice :)
     
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    here is the moon tonight at emerald isle N.C. DJI_0050.JPG
     
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  10. Kmullins87

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    Not bad man, night shots with the Phantom are tricky at best so I say well done ;)
     
  11. FCS-04

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    good shots, overcast here cant even see the moon.
     
  12. spin2win

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    Is it any harder flying at night? Would love to give it a whirl, but still very new to all this. Have flown a few times at dusk but thats about it.
     
  13. Zigs

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    Bingo. The wide angle really limits getting much of anything of a full moon. I've also been disappointed a few times seeing some nice distant cloud banks and achieving underwhelming results.

    --zigs