Photo Taco – Supermoon HIGTS

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Jeff Harmon does a “how I got the shot” (HIGTS) by walking through the minute details that went into his late November 2016 supermoon shot.

 

You can see the shot at https://improvephotography.com/ptsm

 

In short here are the details:

Camera: Canon 7DM2⠀
Lens: Canon Kit 55-250 f/3.5-5.6⠀

Moon was shot separate and composited with foreground. Foreground settings were⠀
Focal Length: 65mm⠀
Shutter Speed: 1/60⠀
Aperture: f/8⠀
ISO: 1600⠀

Bumped up the saturation and painted in some noise reduction of the sky with an adjustment brush in Lightroom⠀

Moon settings were⠀
Focal Length: 250mm⠀
Shutter Speed: 1/60⠀
Aperture: f/8⠀
ISO: 100⠀

Took 17 images of the moon, applied white balance and sharpening adjustments then cropped all but the moon from the frame in Lightroom, exported all 17 to TIFF, then stacked them using Regstax 6 (free software) to make them sharper (overcome softness of kit Canon kit lens).⠀

Added the moon back into the foreground scene by matching the size exactly with how it looked in the foreground shot where it was overexposed in Photoshop.⠀

 

 

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The hobbyist editor here at improvephotography.com. IT Professional by day, passionate hobbyist photographer ever other second possible. Living in Herriman, Utah. Loves trying to capture the beauty around every day and family portraits occasionally. Be sure to check out my portfolio at http://jsharmonphotos.com.

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