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Lunar eclipse 2018: Hacks to get that perfect shot

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The upcoming lunar eclipse on July 27 will be the longest and surely the most beautiful site to see. The sun, Earth, and Moon will be in a perfect line for 1 hour 42 minutes. While professional photographers are already all geared up to click those amazing images, so that the lazy one’s can see them the next morning on newspapers, and social media? Most of us are still at the mercy of our smartphone.

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Well, we have taken care of that, Here are 10 camera hacks and life hacks that will surely help you to get that best picture.

1. Having a clear view is very important

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The key of getting a clear view, is to be on a high spot.well that’s the basic, yet when you are on your terrace, don’t forget to clean those dirty smartphone lens.

2. Keep it steady

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To get the perfect image of the blood moon, keep your camera steady with a tripod. This will avoid shaky images.

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3. Do not use flash

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The moon is 3,84,400 kilometers away, so there is no point using your smartphone’s LED flash to brighten images.

4. Try third-party apps like Halide, Camera+, ProCam 2 and more

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There are a number of apps available which allow you to control the exposure, shutter speed and ISO among other things.

6. Use time-lapse for an awesome view

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While it’s meant for shooting videos, a great image can be made from a time-lapse video. Use a tripod for best results for time-lapse videos. If you get two minutes of footage, it will only mean a few seconds of time lapse. So be prepared to shoot at length for better and longer duration of time-lapse footage.

7. Use zoom judiciously

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Use your zoom feature properly, it ain’t DSLR

8. Shoot at maximum possible megapixels

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Getting that perfect shot is very important, and to do that you have to utilities the maximum camera setting on your smartphones.

9. Get ready by 10:30 PM on the night of July 27

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The lunar eclipse is predicted to start at 10:44 PM on July 27. If you intend to capture the entire eclipse, be armed with your with your smartphone by 10:40 PM.

10. The crucial time you must not miss: Starts at 10.44 pm

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This partial eclipse starts at 10:44 PM on July 27 while the totality phase will start at 1:00 AM on July 28. This is the time you will get to see the ‘Blood Moon’. The totality phase will end at 2:43 AM on July 28. Following this after 1 hour 6 minutes at 3:49 AM on July 28, the partial eclipse will end.

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