Photographing Staircase to the Moon
When watching Staircase to the Moon the temptation is to take some photos with your phone camera as a memento, but of course the results can be disappointing. Even the most dedicated amateur photographer can have difficulties in taking photos of a rising moon, but there are a couple of things you can do to improve the quality of your image.
If you are using your phone, you may not have access to the cameras manual settings, but you can download some third party apps which will allow you to adjust the shutter and apeture settings to get the best image you can. A tripod will also help, or try to rest your phone on a surface or brace your arms against your sides to prevent a shaky image. The camera flash won't assist your image, so switch if off beforehand.
Don't forget to leave your camera down for a few seconds to enjoy the view without the viewfinder, and there are lots of postcards and other souvenirs featuring the Staircase to be found, so it's easy to find the perfect memento!