It’s that time again, when the moon is at its fullest and a good time for a photograph.
Not the easiest of techniques to master but it helps, as I have said before if you work the night before the stated date of the full moon.
That means there’s still light available from the sunset to light the landscape.
There’s a thing call the the 600 rule where if you divide 600 by the focal length of the lens you are using, you will get the amount of time you have for your exposure before the moon or stars start to track.
Tracking will distort the shape of the moon or stars will begin to show as lines of light.
So as an example 600 divided by a lens set to a focal length of 20 will give you a 30 second time frame.
This shot was taken on sand dunes to the west of the northern Flinders Ranges.
There’s still enough light for an exposure of 1.3 seconds at f22 and ISO 400. The focal length on the lens was 120mm, so there was a window of 5 seconds to take the shot…plenty of time.
The moon was low down in the sky too which is an advantage as the higher it gets, the smaller i will appear in the photograph.