Photo tips: Supermoon - November 14th

Have you always wanted to get a great photo of the moon?  Start planning now so you don't miss the November supermoon.  According to scientists in-the-know, "The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of the year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. Moreover, the moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034."  EarthSky.org

Don't get me wrong, you can get super photos of a regular full moon or even a crescent moon.  But since I do not have professional camera equipment, I take advantage of the times when the galaxy swings the moon a few thousand miles closer to my 35x lens.

So nestle into your favorite campground where you love to watch the moon, and sun, rise and/or set.  And take some practice shots on the 11th and 12th.  The moon will look plenty full and large on the nights of November 13th and 14th.

Here are some great tips for photographing, and even photo-shopping, the moon:  Digital Photo Secrets    As the article points out, the great thing about a full moon is that it rises and sets opposite of the sun.  So, when the moon is full, you can get some great shots of the moon with closer features partially illuminated.

Below are my uneducated, point-n-shoot, attempts on moon photography.  I think I'll try some of those tips on the next supermoon.

Jo Leach

Jo and Don worked in logistics and software development before workamping. We have worked for AL&L for 11 seasons as Campground Managers, Area Managers and currently as Regional Managers. Our website provides general information for retirees starting out in workamping.