1. Eustis99's Avatar
    So being that spring is right around the corner, I'm gunna be taking lots of photos. I'm really into astronomy and want to take some good shots at night. I'm aware I would get better results on a legitimate camera but I know lumia's are fantastic camera phones. I know how to use the manual settings but can't seem to get them just right and its quite annoying. Tried just about everything. Here's one shot I took that I'm quite happy with but since then they don't even compare. Tips? anybody have go to settings that work quite well?
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    03-11-2015 09:53 PM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    The problem you have in the shot you are displaying is you have the two opposite extremes when it comes to exposure. A very light object and very dark places around your images. Even with a pro camera capturing a good image at the time of day you shot it would be difficult.

    I would suggest shooting the moon earlier in the evening when there is a little more light in your sky.
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    03-11-2015 10:04 PM
  3. Eustis99's Avatar
    I'll give it a shot tomorrow and post the results here, see what you think then.

    The problem you have in the shot you are displaying is you have the two opposite extremes when it comes to exposure. A very light object and very dark places around your images. Even with a pro camera capturing a good image at the time of day you shot it would be difficult.

    I would suggest shooting the moon earlier in the evening when there is a little more light in your sky.
    03-11-2015 10:07 PM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    Your image will then have more color.


    You can also look for areas that reflect the light cast by the moon. Water is an example. The reflected light will then fill the darker areas of your image.
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    03-11-2015 10:12 PM
  5. Eustis99's Avatar
    That's a good idea as well, I do have a fairly large pond on my property so I can test that as well. Much appreciated.

    Your image will then have more color.


    You can also look for areas that reflect the light cast by the moon. Water is an example. The reflected light will then fill the darker areas of your image.
    03-11-2015 10:20 PM

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