May's "super flower" moon: How to take better photos
May's "super flower" moon: How to take better photos
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May's "super flower" moon: How to take better photos

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All right you guys I'm kind of starting to panic because the moons coming up and actually is pink. And it's like a doomsday mood. I'm not even being dramatic this is **** wild [MUSIC] Long story short I wanted to film this video last night with the super pink moon. But unfortunately a giant death cloud came out of nowhere and had other plans. May do something like, my God we're losing it [SOUND] So tonight we're gonna shoot what I'm gonna call cosmos moon in honor of my mum and moon struck, her favorite movie and we've got the sumsang galaxy S20 ultra all set up here and ready to go. I've got iPhone 11 Pro And I've got my first love, my first DSLR, a Canon 60D with an 12 to 200 millimeter lens. I've also got this kind of ridiculous thing that's bust an eye telephoto, 22X lens we got on Amazon in a kit for about 40 bucks. And just so my blubbering doesn't make the moon again, I just wanna get the kind of blanket tips out of the way. First off, if you're moonrise allows it, you should try and come out as early in the evening as you can in order for the twilight to kind of help you with the contrast, something like a really bright moon in a really dark sky, for something like a phone is gonna be hard to handle. Second, you should use a timer, or a voice assistant, or a remote if you have one, so you're not actually pressing the shutter, to reduce any sort of Human shake. Speaking of which you should use a tripod or a book or a stump or a beer, whatever you can find. So you're not actually holding the phone, then still kind of in that exposure world, you're probably gonna wanna drag this thing down as far as it goes. If you're using a phone If you want any sort of chance of getting detail in the moon, and if you're on a DSLR or in Pro mode, bring the ISO down. That'll help get the noise down help you get some details. And then finally, you should shoot in RAW or some other sort of high res file format that you can edit later. It's really easy in the Samsung phone at least for part of its cameras. iPhone, you gotta get a third party app, which is pretty annoying, but once you do it straightforward DSLR speaks for itself. I'm tired of talking. I just wanna see what Cosmos Moon is gonna bring us. [MUSIC] All right, you guys, I'm kind of starting to panic because the moon's coming up and actually is pink. And it's like a doomsday moon. My god. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. I wish Can you see it in there? I don't even care. I don't even really want to waste my time with this 30 X and that stuff. Alright, we're gonna get some Pro mode. I was organized at first but then this man came up and just started using the ledge as a stabilizer for this [MUSIC] A little bit of its color in a one man band in it. It's tough sometimes. Case in point. Case in point, this thing is janky and hard to use. All right now we got the iPhone on there. And the 22 x zoom searching for the moon and I found it. The death cloud last night was just telling me hang in there buddy. Hang in there. [MUSIC] Now that I got the DSLR setup still got my mic moon is still there. One of the main things that you just want to keep your ISO low, so it doesn't bring up a bunch of noise in the dark parts and you still get the details of the nice parts like the moon. I'm going to keep my f-stop a little high, too. Keep it in focus and then you don't really want your shutter open too long either because then it's just gonna be blurry. And I like manual focus and you can zoom in the focus. Honestly, Cosmo's moon, one of the best moons I've ever seen. Of course, it's Cosmo's moon. So I'm gonna gather everything up, do a little bit of editing and see you guys int he morning. [MUSIC] Okay, so if you couldn't tell that moon really caught me off guard, but it was still a really great moon to photograph and I think better than the Super Moon the night before, that I only saw for a few minutes. But anyways, I've edited a bunch of the photos and the results are Petty much what you'd expect, let's start with the DSLR because these are just so much better than the ones I got on the phones. And these ones are just kind of my favorites, I'm not the best editor in the world. But I like these ones cuz they kinda look like an album cover from 1975, which you kinda tell is kind of my vibe. We're here as close as I can get with my lens, and then a few where I cropped in. That I'm sure it would work just fine for something like an Instagram photo. Actually I did post a couple of these on Instagram already. But moving on let's go to what you're probably most interested in. How did the phone photos turn out? Let's start with the big guns. Samsung's 100x Space Zoom Well, folks, I present you the best I got. It's terrible. It looks like an egg. And it was pretty much uneditable. I realize now that the save raw copy does not work with the telephoto lens, and it especially does not work with a 100x zoom. So there is that. But I also just want to say that I tried really hard to get this I took like 1000 photos. And for the most part, it just looked like this insane glowing orb and I think only by luck really is I tricked the camera into letting me lower. Or the exposure enough to get this egg photo. So now it's an egg instead of a spirit from another dimension and it is what it is. And after shooting these I read somewhere that using burst mode might help actually capture the moon. So next time I'll try that and here's the 30 x significantly better but still not great. Honestly it looks like a big cheese ball. And you can see that the s when he kind of adds a lot of Weird color and noise to the scene but by and large it gave me a lot more to work with than the iPhone did. And this one was probably my favorite. This was taken at five x with the 22 x add on lens and it's a little out of focus, which is probably my fault. But a lens was hard to use and definitely warped some of the photos but it no doubt made photos on both phones better And I also wanna say that both cameras take really nice night mode shots, but you're probably gonna wanna turn night mode off for shooting the moon, because that's gonna lead in a lot of light and then your moon's gonna be overexposed. And the iPhone struggled a little bit, definitely had a disadvantage in that it went second when the moon was higher and brighter, and I actually think it captured the whole scene with a little less noise and made it more true to life. But it really struggled capturing the moon itself. This one was the best one I got. It was in the ProCam app and I had the add-on lens. And then here's one that's in 10x digital zoom in the regular camera app, and you can can kind of hardly tell what you're looking at. This one I got in the pro cam app without the add on lens and it isn't really something you'd be going for at all, but I kind of just like it, it makes you feel like you're really, really small and just sort of trapped in the void. The next full moon is on May 7. It's also a super moon. It's called the flower moon this time, and you can bet I'll go up to the roof again and try and capture it probably with only this guy this time. You should try and take some photos to see what you get. Let me know. In the meantime, thank you so much for watching, and we should all think Healthcare workers and everyone else who's out there doing real work. You keeping us all safe. Thank you guys so much be excellent to each other. In the meantime, go watch Moonstruck share Nicolas Cage. You can't go wrong

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