November 9, 2019 - “Moon Photography”, Joe Smith
Program runs 4 PM – 7 PM at the pavilion at Willow Fork Park (Located at the northwest corner of 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., across from LaCenterra).
Have you ever looked up in the evening sky at a full moon that appeared so close you could almost reach out and touch it? The moon has always been surrounded by an aura of mystery.
For photographers, the moon is magical and relatively easy to photograph because it’s the largest and brightest celestial object in the night sky. Fortunately, the moon is large enough for you to shoot with a normal telephoto lens. But getting the right exposure takes time and practice.
This is your chance to learn from an expert! Learn how to set your camera to expose the moon and the sky manually.
On Saturday Nov 9, 2019 the moon will rise at 4:14 PM and the sun will set at 5:30 pm. This day will give photographers a chance to take pictures of a moon that will be almost full—93.3 % full.
If you want the moon to be big in your picture, you will need a camera that has a zoom lens or a DSLR with a telephoto lens. The longer the zoom, the bigger the moon will be. Lenses that can zoom from 300mm to 1000mm might be better than those that will zoom from only 24mm to 200mm.
Bring a tripod or something equivalent to hold your camera and lens steady.
For more information, visit the Friends of Willow Fork Park Facebook page