A full moon sends everyone a little crazy, but capturing good moon photos is an extremely difficult photography art to master. A well done photograph of the moon can add atmosphere to a photo like nothing else, but most shots of the moon tend to be bland and disappointing.
So we decided to go and see what we could find in terms of fantastic moon photography.
Once again, the good Creative Common folks from Flickr have produces some exceptional photos of what is really an over-done, but usually poorly-done subject. They certainly seem to buck the average trend with these awe inspiring moon photos.
As always, you can find some more information at the end of the post about photographing the moon and how it should be done to produce results like these.
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/2414457426The bird and the moon II[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/luchiluLuz Adriana Villa A.[/url], on Flickr=http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/5473406178[/url]
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/5473406178Full Moon Over Xi'an[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/daves-f-stopDave Morrow's Custom Creations[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/5423983105Starry Night [Explored][/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/daves-f-stopDave Morrow's Custom Creations[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/2811724705the bird and the moon week[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/luchiluLuz Adriana Villa A.[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3186143355Moon Rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/caveman_92223Caveman Chuck Coker[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/4948423320Buddha Moon – Buddha Stones[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/h-k-dh.koppdelaney[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/joiseyshowaa/1812706711harvest moon ducks[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/joiseyshowaajoiseyshowaa[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/notsogoodphotography/415338626the sun's out in the night on my request[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/notsogoodphotographynotsogoodphotography[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshsommers/935470210Desert Moon Rising[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/joshsommersJosh Sommers[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/551526306Reach[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/aussiegallaussiegall[/url], on Flickr
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2196811878Destination[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jamesjordanJames Jordan[/url], on Flickr
We're sure you will agree after seeing these photos that moon photography is a facet of this skill that you might like to learn someday!
Tutorials on Lunar Photography (Note – Some are on moons as part of a landscape and others are on moon photos exclusively):
- Lunar Photography Using an DSLR Camera
- Lunar Photograhy with a Telephoto Lens
- Photographing the Moon
- Night Photography: Photographing the Moon in the Landscape
- How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse