Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse - Feb 20 2008

I took a bunch of pictures of the lunar eclipse, and definitely learned about "shooting the moon", because I havent really tried before. Its definitely hard to focus in the later phases of the eclipse when it gets much darker. The regular moon is actually bright enough that you can probably shoot at night without a tripod (you can get up to 1/400 of a second shutter speed, or more). If you want a sequence, you definitely want to use a tripod, though you have to keep moving the camera, because the moon moves (of course).