*Shoot the Moon with In-Camera Multiple Exposure*
I shot this about 6 years ago, with my old Nikon D200, using the Multiple Exposure
mode of the camera. Most modern DSLR/Mirrorless cameras these days should pretty much all have multiple-exposure mode.The reasons why
1. Because the Moon was actually behind me when I was facing the monument.
2. Because you can't expose the scene and the moon with the same exposure. The moon is basically a reflection of the sun, and on it's own is a FAIRLY bright source of light. Full moons typically go around 1/80th-1/200th of a second at around f/5.6, assuming a base ISO of 200.
3. If you want to take in a wide-ish shot, the moon will just be a non-imposing and non-interesting bright circle. You have to zoooooooom out to reach the moon and make it substantial enough in your shot, and to also show the cool geology of the moon surface.
4. I did not want to Photoshop anything. This is straight off of camera
. Activate Multi-exposure mode
So, on a tripod, I faced the moon, zoomed all the way out to 200mm, spot metered
the moon, stuck it in the corner of the frame and clicked.
Then I turned around, centered myself onto the scene in front of me, zoomed out to 80mm (can you tell what lens I had on?), changed to Matrix metering (I also do these in manual mode, but not for this image) and fired off a shot.
The camera then starts to work for a few seconds while it merges and auto-gains (if necessary) the final shot, giving me a Puuuurty picture of a Moonlit monument. +Michael O'Reilly
This one's for you my friend :)