Here's how I did it.
I was using my Canon 40D SLR, a tripod and my 75mm-300mm lens. (I think you can do this with your kit lens on your SLR, it will just require some post-processing cropping.)
I also went out just as the moon was rising in the sky. The earlier in the evening, the closer it looks, so you won't need some crazy zoom lens. ;)
- Shooting in manual mode.
- The moon is very bright, so set your ISO to 100.
- I set my Aperture - f/5
- I set my Shutter - 1/80 sec.
- Because you're lens is fully extended, you will get a lot of shake every time you touch the camera. To avoid the shaky photo, I always set the 10-second self timer, so my camera has a chance to settle before it takes the picture. (If you have a remote for your shutter, even better, I didn't have one.)
- Finally, the best tip - Turn OFF the Auto Focus on the Lens! Manually focus your lens. Trust me your eye can see the details better than the lens trying to find it in the dark sky.
- Adjust the focus just slightly after every shot.
Let me know if this works for you!