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How to Take a Picture of the Moon With iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max

Written by Novak Bozovic
Published on October 8, 2021

You’re probably reading this article because you’ve seen amazing photos of the Moon all over social media, claiming to be taken using an iPhone. Well, as you’re about to see in this guide on how to take a picture of the Moon with the iPhone 13, the right equipment and a few tricks can go a really long way. So, let’s jump right in, shall we? 

Note

The following applies to all iPhone 13 models. Still, to get optimal results, we recommend using the iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max. If you have one of the last year's Pro models (12 Pro or Pro Max), you should get some pretty decent results as well. 

How to Take a Picture of the Moon with the iPhone 13

To take a picture of the Moon with the iPhone 13, you need the right equipment, plan your timing and location, and then use a bit advanced shooting method. Here’s all you need to know.

#1: Think of the Equipment You’ll Need

We’ll be honest with you here. To take a picture of the Moon, you can’t use your iPhone only. That’s simply not possible, even if you have incredibly steady hands. Here’s what you’ll need.

#2: Plan Your Timing and Location

When using a DSLR, you have plenty of freedom to zoom in and out. However, that’s not the case with iPhones, which come with pre-set zoom levels. With that said, you need to be smart about planning your timing and location. Here are some tips. 

#3: Take Your Shot!

Finally, you’re now ready to take a picture of the Moon using your iPhone. However, instead of letting your phone do it automatically, you need to adjust some settings manually. Keep on reading to learn more.

In general, your iPhone 13’s Camera app should do a pretty good job. However, if you wish to dive into more complex photography settings, using a dedicated camera app is the way to go. With that said, we recommend checking out Halide Mark II and ProCamera.

Tip

For more tips and tricks, turn to our latest iPhone 13-related articles. We made sure to prepare plenty of tutorials and guides, showing you how to take full advantage of your phone. 

That would be all on how to take a picture of the Moon on your iPhone 13. In case you have any questions, use the comments section below. And lastly, thank you for reading!



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