View Full Version : Moon and night Pictures

08-26-2007, 07:03 PM
I am trying to take pictures of the moon. I have a nikon d40 and a 70-300mm zoom on it, when I focus on the moon I see all the ridges and detail, but when I take the picture it is just a white circle. How do I get it to show the ridges and detail I see through the viewfinder? Any help would me much appreciated!

08-26-2007, 07:08 PM
What settings are you shooting on? The moon being washed out like that is the result of over exposure so either close down your aperture (bigger f number) or speed up your shutter speed.

08-26-2007, 07:13 PM
The "best" (if you want to call it that) was taken with:
exp: 1.5 sec.
focal length: 250mm
Exposure bias: 0/6 EV (no idea what this is)
Sharpness: Soft

08-26-2007, 07:29 PM
Try lowering your aperture to F/8 and a shutter speed in the area of 1/250sec. Change the shutter speed until your happy with the end result.

08-26-2007, 07:40 PM
I changed my aperature to f/30 and my shutter speed to 1/30 and it turned out okay...

08-26-2007, 07:51 PM
i answered you in the other thread. try and keep your questions to one thread otherwise it gets confusing.