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Jan 16, 2012 12:27:58   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Ugly Jake wrote:
RobertinRI wrote:
Wouldn't it be a one light system? And it would have to be directly behind you for the full moon effect...


Directly behind would be a lunar eclipse, yes ?
Never thought of that. Lol.

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Jan 17, 2012 14:15:03   #
Bruce with a Canon Loc: Islip
 
tainkc wrote:
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really make a difference shooting photos of the moon? I shot it at F7.1 so no stars are in the background. Your eye is automatically drawn to the subject and not some corner of the photograph. And, it is cropped. So who cares?

How I took this shot: I used a semi-gloss backdrop (they are real cheap and can be found in any backyard at night).

I used a 2 light system. For my main I used the sun @ 5500 kelvin angled up from camera left at 45 degrees. For my fill light, I used a flashlight hand held As strange as it seems, I set my white balance at AWB since I saw no difference using a gray card. I couldn't even see the gray card.

I usually shoot all my portraits in B&W but this time I wanted to try it in color. I used a 300mm lens backed off to280mm.
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really m... (show quote)


Should be called the GUIDELINE fo thirds, or the SUGGESTION of thirds, the RULE of thirds does not apply in this format as a HARD RULE. Then again not much does.
Breaking rules for the sake of the shot leads to some damn fine images

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Jan 19, 2012 23:24:33   #
Lmarc Loc: Ojojona, Honduras
 
Great shot!! And HANDHELD??? Phenomenal!

I think your idea of the flashlight is what did the trick. Just the right amount of fill light. Any more light on the right would have been way too much!
:roll: :roll:

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Jan 20, 2012 14:02:57   #
tkhphotography Loc: Gresham, Or, not Seattle
 
tainkc wrote:
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really make a difference shooting photos of the moon? I shot it at F7.1 so no stars are in the background. Your eye is automatically drawn to the subject and not some corner of the photograph. And, it is cropped. So who cares?

How I took this shot: I used a semi-gloss backdrop (they are real cheap and can be found in any backyard at night).

I used a 2 light system. For my main I used the sun @ 5500 kelvin angled up from camera left at 45 degrees. For my fill light, I used a flashlight hand held As strange as it seems, I set my white balance at AWB since I saw no difference using a gray card. I couldn't even see the gray card.

I usually shoot all my portraits in B&W but this time I wanted to try it in color. I used a 300mm lens backed off to280mm.
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really m... (show quote)


It only applies when the moon is in its 'third phase,'........
Seriously now, it doesn't matter.

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Jan 20, 2012 15:54:40   #
BGenie Loc: Sacramento, CA
 
tainkc wrote:
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really make a difference shooting photos of the moon? I shot it at F7.1 so no stars are in the background. Your eye is automatically drawn to the subject and not some corner of the photograph. And, it is cropped. So who cares?

How I took this shot: I used a semi-gloss backdrop (they are real cheap and can be found in any backyard at night).

I used a 2 light system. For my main I used the sun @ 5500 kelvin angled up from camera left at 45 degrees. For my fill light, I used a flashlight hand held As strange as it seems, I set my white balance at AWB since I saw no difference using a gray card. I couldn't even see the gray card.

I usually shoot all my portraits in B&W but this time I wanted to try it in color. I used a 300mm lens backed off to280mm.
Seriously now, How does the rule of 3rd's really m... (show quote)


Believe it or not, your photo is not breaking the 'rule' of thirds. The main crater (Copernicus) is in the lower left third. To other people's eye, that is the subject of your photo, not the moon itself.

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Jan 21, 2012 00:04:25   #
Danilo Loc: Las Vegas
 
Nice! A moon in front of the camera, and one behind?
Hey...that was MY back yard, and MY semi-gloss backdrop!!

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Jan 21, 2012 00:42:08   #
photogrl57 Loc: Tennessee
 
I believe the moon would certainly be an exception to the rule ... which I've found nearly impossible to follow :)

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