Here’s a photo I took of a ‘supermoon’, the day in the year when the moon reaches “perigee”, its closest point to earth, meaning it’s a lot more noticeable than usual (looks about 30 per cent brighter and bigger than usual).
I used a 200mm lens (effectively 300mm on my D7000) and set my camera up on a tripod. I also used a wireless remote to reduce any further vibration.
To get a sharp, detailed image and reduce any unwanted graininess, I kept the ISO low at 100 and set the shutter speed relatively fast at 1/400. I set the aperture to f/3.5 to allow as much light in as possible.
Even though I took this from central London, the city’s ambient light didn’t affect the image too much.
I used manual focus and a combination of the viewfinder and the LCD screen (zoomed right in) to make sure the moon was sharp and in focus.