Astrophotographers—both amateur and professional—can #bringit with Canon cameras and lenses by capturing high-quality images of the total lunar eclipse. A Canon telephoto lens will help you get that much closer to the moon. The days of just “good enough” images and videos are long gone!
As such, here are a few tips and tricks courtesy of Canon to capture this spectacular lunar moment and tell better stories:
- Consider using a telephoto zoom lens to capture more of the night sky. Canon's EF-S 55-250mm IS STM lens allows astrophotographers of all skill levels to get closer to the moon and #bringit.
- Invest in a tripod to reduce camera shake during long exposure times. A general rule of thumb in photography is to use a tripod if your shutter speed is slower than the focal length of your lens.
- Make sure your ISO setting, which controls your camera’s sensitivity to light, is set high so the minimal lighting of the night sky does not affect your astro-photos.
- The exposure compensation setting also controls the brightness and darkness of a photo. When photographing the night sky, be sure to set your exposure compensation to a low number, in order to capture a clear shot. Try -1, -2, or -3 and see what you like best.
The next total lunar eclipse will not occur until April 4, 2015, so don't miss the opportunity to “Bring It” right now.