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Ready to get your camera out and shoot the moon?

Ready to get your camera out and shoot the moon?

If you're planning on trying to capture tonight's "supermoon," these tips might help you get a perf
Ready to get your camera out and shoot the moon?
A "supermoon" is seen on Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (NASA)

Daily Gazette photographer Peter Barber and Pat McCormick, president of the Schenectady Photographic Society, shared their bright ideas on how to take some good pictures.

--Escape civilization. "You always want to be in the country. Get away from city lights, light pollution," says Barber.

--Use a tripod if you have one, to keep your camera steady.

-- The best time is just after sunset, when the moon is beginning to rise.

-- Dealing with the extra light can be tricky. "Make sure your settings are right because it's a very bright image," says McCormick.

--"Take a bunch of different exposures until you get the right one," suggests Barber.

--Make your image interesting by adding a human figure, a tree, a building or landmark. "If you put something right in front of the moon or at the horizon, where the moon rises, it will silhouette against the sky and make a cool picture," says Barber.

[Supermoon will be closest to Earth since 1948]

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