Photographing the Full Sturgeon Moon
Ever wondered how to capture a full moon? Every month nature gives us a chance. But how do you create a memorable image? How do you figure out exposure or what lens is best to use? Or even where the moon will rise? Where is the best location then?
You will learn all these things in a two hour workshop. I have chosen a great location for next month's Sturgeon Moon that will give you a great image of the moon rising in the East behind San Francisco's skyline while the sun shoots its last rays from the west to light up the skyline and anything in front of it - such as the Golden Gate Bridge.
I will also share my secrets on how to calculate the best locations and prepare for your own future full moon shoots as well as share my secret on how to achieve a big moon with an in-camera double exposure.
We will stay out past sunset to watch and photograph the city and bridge light up and follow the moon as it ascends through the night sky.
Bring your camera and a tripod. You should understand how to operate your camera in manual mode. Otherwise no specific experience is required to achieve full happiness.
We will meet at the dirt parking lot on the south side of Golden Gate Bridge. It is accessible via Lincoln Blvd nearest the Battery East Trail. From there we can carpool across the bridge to our final destination. Email me if you don't know where it is.
Side Note: The name Sturgeon Moon was given to the August full moon by Native Americans fishing tribes. They kept track of the passage of time by observing the waxing and waning of the moon. Names were based mostly on natural occurences. The sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month.