Cebu had its fullest Moon for 2010 during May 31, 2010. Unfortunately I only got to take a shot during April 1, 2010. So if you look at my shots you’ll notice I have the upper portion somewhat cut. Still, I just had to take shots of the beautiful full moon.
I have to be honest my weakness with these shots, I just can’t seem to capture the moon with her clouds gently surrounding her radiance. If I try to shoot it with the clouds glowing the moon is compromised making it too bright.
First of all you need to have a Telephoto Lens and a Tripod. The best minimum option would be 300mm. If you have a 300mm with IS (image stabilizer) then even better. Some would be daring enough to try 200mm but if you’re willing enough you can go for a teleconverter with 1.4X or 2.0X magnification. However, doing so can soften your image.
Recommended settings will be ISO 100, f45. shutter speed 1/6. The high aperture concentrates the light in the light source (which in this case is the moon) so it gives detail to the moon without making it too dark (this is basically a theory which I made up, please correct me if I’m wrong).
Remember it’s very important to have tripod and if you’re lucky enough to have a remote trigger then even better.