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Moon Photography for Beginners – How to photograph the moon with a Nikon or Canon DSLR Camera

Photographing the moon doesn’t have to be hard, so in this video I demonstrate how to set up the camera and also share camera settings for both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. These tips will also work on any camera that has manual functions.

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In this video we explain how to set up your camera to take amazing photos go the moon featuring demonstrations with both a Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS 1500D / rebel T7.

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  1. I have a nice canon camera but when I do moon shots I like using my kodak az528. It has a 52× is wide angle lens. The shots come out crisp clean and awsome. Settings for the kodak are very different from a canon or Nikon. I love all 3 and use all of them.

  2. Loved the video. Such a comprehensive one and building up slowly on the required points that helps understand step wise. And even liked the suggestion that you gave about the sweet spot for the aperture of the lens towards the end of the video.

  3. Paul, I'm a DSLR neophyte. I found your instruction to be extremely easy to follow & took the sensory overload away for me. I'm heading to Yellowstone & Grand Teton this weekend. I'm now excited about getting great moon photos! Thanks!!

  4. Thanks for this. was very helpful. Although i got some ok shots of the moon prior to eclipse, it was very dark and not visible during the eclipse itself. How would the settings need to be changed to get the best of the colour / darkness of the eclipse itself?

  5. This tutorial was excellent. It worked very well for me. No fuzzy ball of light after watching this tutorial. I was very happy with the result after Paul’s clear direction.

  6. Ooops, title says for beginners. Being beginner they still stick with kit lens and exploring the capacity of their cameras. And here the video started using expensive gears. No beginner will be like that✌

  7. Haven't been here in a while, but happily returned for this. Thanks for keeping this simple and easy to understand for us novices. Never disappointed.

  8. Wow! You really have to dig deep to find this kind of informative videos. My photos and videos are going to certainly get better because of your info. Thanks a lot

  9. Thank you for making a brilliant video. Have only recently found your channel and it has improved my photography 100%. I have a question though, i'm using a Nikon D7100 with a Sigma 18-250 lens. when focusing I was in live view and zoomed in and the moon was still a white blob, the only way i could focus was to use the view finder is there a way to use live view? Also I have found not to trust the infinity mark on the lens, I just couldnt get the moon to focus perfectly, I then focused on a building about 1 klm away and found when it was in perfect focus the mark on my lens was actually about 1/8th of an inch of the infinity mark is this common. Thanking you again Rob

  10. April 27, I tried your instructions. I could not find moon in the screen at all. Because the camera moves every time you touch and release it, I used the 10 sec timer. I preset the camera then start the 10 sec timer then quickly check the moon in the eye piece and focus. It took several shots to get some what good picture. More practice will help. Its a start.

  11. Your video inspired me to get up early today to take a picture of the pink moon.
    I followed your detailed instructions and the results I got were amazing.
    Thanks Paul!😃

  12. Hi good am. Your video is awesome.. specially myself I dont have any knowledge regarding photography…. tonight is full moon. Do you have any idea regarding the setting camerA Huawei P30 .. this is the only thing I have. Very much appreciated your information. Thank you so much.. Be safe….

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