Hey, look! A picture of the full moon!
What’s special about this? Well, *I* took it, so there’s that. But I also took it with an iPhone.
So those of you who have tried taking a picture of a bright moon know that you usually get a giant blob like this.
The iPhone can actually adjust the exposure quite well, but for some reason it can never lock onto the moon.
So here’s the trick: point at a lightbulb and tap/hold to lock the exposure. (UPDATE: some apps like CameraSharp and VSCOcam let you set the exposure and focus separately.)
Then go point at the moon:
Zooming in, you’ll get a crisp but smudgy picture.
Reminiscent of Percival Lowell, though no canals:
To make it more crispy, I applied the witchcraft of the Photojojo telephoto lens, et voila:
Some sources say Daguerre himself made an image in 1839, but it was destroyed in a fire than consumed his lab that same year. John W. Draper made this daguerrotype in 1840 from NYC.