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]