Many camera phones take beautiful photos of the night sky. Here are moon shots taken with a Samsung S22 Ultra. No special lenses were used.
These images were captured by zooming to 60X. At higher magnification, the main challenge is holding the camera steady. Fortunately, manufacturers provide a tool for that. Note the guide in the upper left corner that helps bring the object into view of the camera.
Other Helpful Tips for Moonshots
- Use a tripod. This will give a steadier, less blurry image.
- On an iPhone, switch off flash and switch on High Dynamic Range (HDR).
- Slow the shutter speed. Many smart phones will automatically go into low-light or night mode when you point them at a dark sky.
- Reduce ISO to 100. Higher ISO is brighter, but can create a washed-out moon with less detail.
Once you capture the image, you can upload directly to dotphoto!