I set my camera up out on the deck with a 500mm lens and a 2.0x teleconver. It was 7 degrees out and I was wandering around in sock feet. My first few shots were just trying to get the right exposure for the moon. Cameras seem to always want to get this wrong, so I always do moon photography in Manual.
Reminders to me for my next moon photo are:
- Get my lazy ass off the deck. It moves a bit. get on firm ground or pavement
- Hang my bean bag (16 pounds) off the tripod to keep it still
- Sacrifice a bit of ISO for a faster shutter speed