This Saturday, the full moon will be at a point in its orbit closet to the earth. This will make the moon seem larger than normal. When photographing the moon with foreground objects it makes sense to be able to predict the location of the moon, or other celestial objects, with respect to earthbound objects. This article provides useful techniques to calculate the position of the moon as it rises over the horizon, how to determine lens selection for the image you envision, and finding the right shooting time and shooting location.
While this article specifically addresses the supermoon, the techniques and planning apply to many other situations where planning and preparation can really pay off.
All You Need To Make This Saturday’s Supermoon Shine In Your Photos by Antoni Cladera