We were told that this was the closest the moon would pass to the earth for something like 30 years, nothing to do with the course but an opportunity not to be missed. I had no idea how to photograph the moon so I did a ‘google’ search. Lots of conflicting information such as use a tripod vs handheld should be fine with a 300mm lens at 1/350 sec, use a wide aperture vs use a narrow aperture , most also suggested that the shot was likely to be over exposed so I would need to under expose by 1 – 2 stops.
I took several shots with a 70 – 300mm telephoto lens, set at 300 mm and at different apertures and shutter speeds. The photographs I was most pleased with were taken with the camera tripod mounted, surprise, surprise; at f/8 and shutter speeds between 1/200 sec and 1/320 sec. I bracketed exposure as suggested but found that the best shots had no exposure compensation. Both of the shots here have been cropped although I left the top one smaller as you could clearly see the ‘luna corona’ on my monitor. Unfortunately not here though!