Half Moon Photography

Half Moon Photography


Winter has long gone, and the wet season days are hot and humid. However, the cooler night air is beautiful, and makes a great change to the hotter days. Perfect for being out and enjoying some half moon and also full moon photography. It’s time to look to the stars!

On the night of the half moon I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a nice clear, cloud-free night. That way we should be able to shoot some cracking, sharp, well-exposed images of the mysterious half  moon..

The skies have been amazing the past few weeks, and I’ll be closely checking my astro calendars to make sure the best nights are scheduled for Astro Photography.

Dates have been scheduled, but if they happen to not be ideal for you, and you wish to request a specific date, please feel free to email me.

I’m always happy to workout a bespoke shoot for keen photogs!



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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Half Moon Photography.

    Even though Magnetic Island is close to Townsville, it is in a fairly good location for low light-pollution.

    The far end of Horseshoe Bay is nicely ‘shaded’ by Mt Cook and my favourite location to set up for star-trails, Milky Way or moon shots.

    A personal favourite is the Waning Gibbous Moon… a near-half moon. There’s something mysterious about not seeing all of it, and I kinda like the shots I have take of the half-moon maybe even more than the full moon.

    We will also be out on the nights around the new moon. Again, fingers crossed for a typical winters cloudless night, so we can shoot the amazing Milky Way in all its glory, and/or set up for a few hundred still shots to be complied into a stunning star-trail image.

    Be sure to pencil in those dates, and let’s see what we can shoot!

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    The following will be included:

    • A fun, friendly evening out in a casual yet professional environment.
    • Some back-up camera equipment on a first-come first-served basis.
    • Patient and clear guidance on how to get the most out of your photography gear, and the more specialised techniques involved to shoot the stars.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Please come prepared for a fun evening out. Make sure that you can carry anything you need for the duration. Dress warmly and with layers, and bring a small headlamp or flashlight. One with a red LED is great! The following is not included:

    • Travel insurance and other emergency coverage.
    • Food and refreshments.
    • Photography equipment beyond basic gear listed above.

    For frequently asked questions about this and other photography shoots, please visit our dedicated FAQ page.

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