Moon Photography for Beginners – How to photograph the moon with a Nikon or Canon DSLR Camera



Photographing the moon doesn’t have to be hard, so in this video I demonstrate how to set up the camera and also share camera settings for both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. These tips will also work on any camera that has manual functions.

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About this video :
In this video we explain how to set up your camera to take amazing photos go the moon featuring demonstrations with both a Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS 1500D / rebel T7.

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41 thoughts on “Moon Photography for Beginners – How to photograph the moon with a Nikon or Canon DSLR Camera

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    I have the Canon Rebel T7 and use it to take moon pictures and they turn out really good with detail as well!!! Thanks for the video! Helped me learn more!

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    I have always wanted to take a good picture of the moon. Just recently got a good deal on a Nikon D5600 18-55/70-300. Just watched this video and by chance it is a full moon tonight…..WOW!!! It worked! Thank you! You done an amazing job of explaining to where a newbie like me could understand! New subscriber!

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Hi Paul, or should I say "Hey Mate!"? This lesson was *awesome*!!! I used a Canon T6i (EOS 750D) tonight and got some decent shots. Better than any I have taken in the past. My question goes to manual focus. According to the web page I use to find moon rise/set times, azimuth/elevation, etc. the moon on this night was 252,473 miles away. Spin the focus ring all the way out and it should be good right? Nope! I had to bring it back in a smidgen to get a nice clear image. I used a Canon ES 75-300 zoom lens. Is this just a function of the complexity of the zoom lens or is something else at work I have no clue about? BTW I've watched many of your tutorials and have yet to find one that wasn't of great value to me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and making learning pleasant.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Just wanted to thank you for an excellent tutorial! I have the Canon t7 and was able to take my first beautiful shots of the moon! Will be checking out ur other content!

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Brilliant video, can't wait to try it out. One question though, when in live mode and you press the + button to use the digital zoom, you then reach round to focus on the subject to get it pin sharp. At this point does it matter where the zoom is positioned? I've got a Nikon 55-200 lens.
    Hope that's not a daft question, I'm new to this 🙂

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    I know you mentioned min of 200mm, but I have a single 18-135mm lens. I am trying the settings:
    A 5.6-11 and
    SS 125-250
    ISO 100
    but results aren't that good.
    This is probably because of the lens, but still any setting recommendations?

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    If I use my 70-300mm lens and use the 300mm can I use a 2x teleconverter too?

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Great info! Olympus e-520 and Olympus Pen E-1. I could have used this info way back when I got the cameras
    Will try in this next week!

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Hi Paul:
    When taking pictures of the moon, is it better to let the camera acclimate itself to the outside temperature before shooting? Would you do this to help prevent the lenses from fogging up?
    Thank you,
    Chuck

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Excellent video sir. I've been using my Canon EOS 750 with my Meade SCT at prime focus and at 1/125 sec on the M setting, and the images weren't very sharp. Your video is excellently detailed and after watching it I'm sure I can get better images next time! Many thanks for posting.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    I was thinking to buy a new camera which is not in my budget. Now I understand, I'm the problem not the camera lol Thanks so much. Very clear and patient with the details. I'm a Nikon girl lol

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Great video. I’m here because I just shot the 11-20-21 eclipse and was shocked by how counter intuitive night photos were. So it’s great to hear this all from a expert.

    I would suggest adding one thing to your checklist though. Shut the auto white balance off.

    Thanks for putting all the work into this very useful video.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Autofocus on the edge with center focus point, spot metering, hold button halfway, move lens to center of object. Use stabilization, f5.6, auto iso and at least 1/400 sec. with a 400mm lens. Since it's a bright white spot really no need for a tripod since you'll shoot at such high speed, never used one for moon shots and it's a just a flat spot in the sky so 5.6 is fine, there is no depth to it anyway.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    What a absolute great video… he actually made my lazy ass stand up to go take a picture of the moon 😀 BUT in the end, the result was perfect and I stared at the finished photo for 30 mins… you're also a very good at explaining how to do it step by step, so 10/10 for this video.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    You make things so very easy to understand. Thank you so much! For the first time since I've had my camera, I have been able to get a clear shot of our lunar eclipse. Always a thumbs up!

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    There's going to be a nearly total lunar eclipse Friday morning…..good luck to all you photographers.

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Can somone PLEASE tell me EXACTLY what Canon or nikon camera to buy PLEASE like what year or number or anything like plssss

  • December 23, 2021 at 14:38
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    Took my very 1st moon photo tonight before I seen your video even though I'm happy with my shot I'm sure I can do better thanks for sharing your video it was well explained and you made it easy to understand which is great for me as I'm just learning my canon 5d mkii

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