Top 3 Fool-Proof Spots to Photograph the Supermoon on November 14
The biggest supermoon in the last 70 years will show its might this Nov. 14 and everyone is excited to preserve the moment by capturing it the best way they can. Aside from the basic night photography tips, there are foolproof ways to make sure that anyone will get an iconic photo of the supermoon.
The moon does not really grow bigger; instead, it approaches nearer to Earth making it appear 14 percent bigger and about 30 percent brighter than the usual. Changes like these are also impossible to miss. On the eve of Nov. 14, a super large full moon will be visible in the sky. Photography experts, including NASA senior photographer, had already shared useful tips on how to capture the supermoon.
"Don't make the mistake of photographing the moon by itself with no reference to anything," NASA senior photographer Bill Ingalls said in a statement. "I've certainly done it myself, but everyone will get that shot. Instead, think of how to make the image creative that means tying it into some land-based object. It can be a local landmark or anything to give your photo a sense of place," Ingalls added.
But aside from that, here are other tips and tricks to help anyone take the most iconic images of the supermoon. Looking at a photograph of a bright speck against a dark background just doesn't make the cut. Here are some interesting tricks to make moon images eye-catching.
1. The beach as a backdrop
In order to get Instagram-worthy and a different perspective in photographing the moon, location is key. One sure venue is to photograph the Earth's satellite against the horizon from the beach. This will emphasize the moon but will give a different depth to the image. If the photographer is lucky, a nice and large reflection on the ocean can also show depending on how high the moonrise is during the time the image is photographed. Another way, a moon photo against a beach backdrop is a sure trending photo on any social media.
2. Above mountain ranges
Not everyone may have access to the Himalayas but most people have a majestic mountain ranges view on the horizon. This, too, will serve as a good backdrop to the supermoon images. Again, the creativity of the person taking the image will also come into play. Timing is also key as other photographers may want to take a photo of the moon partially in the sky and show it peeking through the mountains. The options are endless.
Think New York or Shanghai with the tallest buildings. A moon peeking through skyscrapers or on top of towers will also yield an interesting output. This just means wherever a person is in the world, whether in the city or in the mountains, there will be a good perspective to capture the beauty of the supermoon.
And just like what the experts say, do not get too stressed about it to forget about the historic moment. Having fun is another secret to getting moving and iconic photographs.