A gallery: SuperMoon – Mar 19, 2011
I took these outside my back yard of the Super Moon! I hope this doesn’t mean that we will have any more Tsunamis and Earth Quakes!
These were taken with My Nikon D90 with my Telephoto Lens. The photos were taken free hand (no Tripod) and with very little clean up on Lightroom. Mostly bring out more vivid contrast of the moon! One of the three photo’s is what it looked like naturally with the slight yellow tint. The other two photo’s I did some Temperature Correction to look light it did to the Human eye. Not sure why the camera was picking up the yellow tint! I love taking photo’s of the moon. Very easy to do free hand, since it is so bright. I usually brace myself against something like a tree, car or wall. In this case I braced against the backyard wall of the house! If you have any moon shots, send a reply and include a link to your photo gallery!
You might have heard the term HDR photo. So what is High Dynamic Range (HDR)? Photographs taken in HDR are achieved by caputuring multiple photographs using a technique called exposure bracketing (I used my Nikon D90 and used exposure bracketing settings of -2, 0, +2 exposure). The photographs are then merged together using HDR Software. I use HDR Photo software called Photomatix Pro and then use Adobe Lightroom and/or PhotoShop to improve overall picture quality and modify the image to get the result I wanted. Click on HDR Photos to see examples of my HDR photo’s.
To anyone new to the Digital Photography world, you will learn more about the advanced features & functions of your DSLR Camera. One of the biggest challenges in making your photo’s look right is getting the White Balance and exposure set correctly. White Balance is basically the light conditions you are taking your photo’s. In your camera you set the white balance by selecting one of the presets; flash, daylight, cloudy, florescent, night, or some other option. When you set the white balance you are setting the coolness or warmth of the available light for your photo. Digital Sensor’s in the camera need to have this set correctly to recreate what naturally occurs with film camera’s.