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Tip # 83: Catching the Moon

Have you ever looked up at the sky, saw the moon, and thought, “Wow, that would be a wicked shoot”? But when you looked at the photo, the moon is nowhere as big as the one you saw (obviously, though, it’s the same moon).

That’s because our eyes work differently than a camera lens. If you have an SLR camera, then you can switch to a zoom lens. If not, you can still take pictures of the moon, but you you’ll need to zoom in as close in as your camera will allow and use the scenery to draw the eye to it (which you should do anyway). This can be done using leading lines, framing, rule of thirds, etc.

All of these photos were taken with my point & shoot camera.

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