Photographing the Blood Moon

The total lunar eclipse of 27 July 2018, was billed as a "once in a century" event, referring to the fact that it would be the longest in duration for the next hundred years, as well as coinciding with Mars being at its closest point to earth for 15 years. This would be my first 'serious' attempt at photographing this event, so I headed out at 5.30 am and have put together the following list of tips and tricks I learnt from the shoot. Firstly, as with pretty much all planned shoots, have at least a general idea of what sort of final image you're looking to capture. From looking at many shots of previous eclipses it can be incredibly difficult to compose a shot with the moon in that actuall

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