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post #11 of 15
For shots of the moon, you have to use spot metering so that it exposes the moon correctly, usually around 1/200 to 1/400 of a second shutter F/4 ~F/8 at base ISO. After you get your exposure readout, put it in manual mode and input those settings into the camera.

Point your autofocus points at the edge of the moon and the sky, focus by pressing the shutter halfway, re-composition your picture and click. This exposes the moon correctly and retains the details on the face of the moon, but will black out the surrounding clouds and stars. If you want to include that in the frame, well that is another topic.
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post #12 of 15
The trick is to underexpose when taking the picture, and then pumping up the exposure in PP. That's how you get the detail in the moon.

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post #13 of 15
Just wondering
What's the point of HDR for the moon?

It's not like there's that big of a need for contrast, IDK.
    
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post #14 of 15
Looks nice

Although I hate the term "HDR"...
post #15 of 15
Nice detail within--although it looks like you did not get a good alignment in your final composition. Check around the edges to see how there is an "overlap" problem.

Inside the sphere, you have nice detail--I wonder if you could tweak it within your HDR program to bring out the details a bit more. . .

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