Taking Photos of the Moon | Quick Tips

Taking Photos of the Moon | Quick Tips

It's really no secret that I love taking moon photos, with this in mind I thought I'd write a little post about Taking Photos of the Moon and the settings I use and the results I get from my little camera. I'd like to point out that I am no expert, I'm not the greatest photographer but I seem to get pretty good results from my simple point and shoot camera. If you look at my Instagram profile you'll see that every week or so I will be standing outside taking a photo of the moon.

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Panasonic Lumix GH4 - a great all round

Panasonic Lumix GH4 - a great all round

For the past few months, I've been giving the Panasonic Lumix GH4 a try. I have a soft spot for Panasonic cameras and they don't disappoint. The thing with their range of Micro Four Thirds cameras is that they do lots of different things well. 

The GH4 shoots video in 4K, has 16 megapixels sensor, 49 focus points, ISO 25600 and lots of other goodness to enjoy including a tiltable, twistable 3" screen. 

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#MySundayPhoto - By the Pool

#MySundayPhoto - By the Pool

The weather has been shocking this week, there have been a couple of mornings where the sun has tried to make an appearance. 

This photo was taken on one of those mornings, the sun starting to rise over Sussex. This is Pells Pool in Lewes which is a freshwater lido...currently closed until the season starts again in a few months. 

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#MySundayPhoto - Setting Sun

#MySundayPhoto - Setting Sun

The part between Christmas and New Year is a blur, it's filled with cheese and biscuits and trying to work out what day it actually is. 

Down here the weather has been poor, this has meant no time to get out and take photos except for this one. It was taken the day after Boxing Day as the sun was setting. 

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What to do if someone steals your photo?

It’s that horrible feeling when you see one of your photos being used on someone else’s account. I’ve had people use a few of my photos without consent, mainly a couple of flower photos or a landscape photo or two…thankfully never a photography of my children. 

Most people are honest people and they’ll ask if they can use one of my photos or they can download a selection of my photos on my Unsplash account. These people give credit and you get a warm glowing feeling with the fact that people actually like your photos. 

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#MySundayPhoto - Frosty Scene

#MySundayPhoto - Frosty Scene

This is the view I was after, the frosty grass and the golden sun starting to rise. This for me sums up this time of year perfectly. 

This was taken using the new Google Pixel 2 phone and oh my it's a cracker...possibly the first phone that has made me think I could get rid of everything else and just use this. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you to everyone that joins in with #MySundayPhoto week after week. 

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#MySundayPhoto - Wrong Settings

#MySundayPhoto - Wrong Settings

I had high hopes for this photo, it was a dark gloomy morning and the view was just there. I was trying out a new camera and completely forgot to change the setting to it shot it JPEG and Low quality. 

I tried to correct as much as possible but it wasn't working. The sky is quite noisy and not as sharp as I'd like. 

Remember always check your settings. 

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Blowing Away the Cobwebs in Brighton

There's just something about visiting the beach in the Winter. The crowds have gone and normally the skies are better. Granted I wouldn't want to visit when it's raining or really windy but the sunny cold days are ideal for seascapes. 

As a destination, Brighton offers photographers everything. If you travel by train you're greeted with Brighton's famous The Lanes, where you'll find shops, graffiti walls and lots of things to take photos of. 

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#MySundayPhoto - Still Standing

This is one of my favourite subjects to photograph, the iconic West Pier in Brighton. This was taken the other day on a cold day in Sussex. 

Every Winter than comes along it feels like this might be the last one that the pier survives. 

Here is another photo from that day where I used a longer exposure to smooth the water. 

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In Search of Christmas

We're fully deep into December, there is no getting away from Christmas. I thought it was time to head out into the woodland and have a look for signs of Christmas. 

Our Christmas tree is up and Mia has taken to playing Christmas songs on repeat. We have the school play coming up and the girls have been digging deep into their advent calendars. 

Although it's not officially Winter until the 22nd December, for me the start of December is the start. 

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