How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There is very good information in the August issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.
    Advanced planning • Warnings/Ground Rules • Close-up photos • Medium field photos
    Using a smartphone • Video • Composite eclipse sequence • Exposure bracketing

    Basically, if you've never seen totality with your naked eye - don't miss it trying to figure out how to make photos during the brief time of totality. Totality at it's maximum is only 161 seconds and that's only in a narrow strip in Missouri, a small part of the southern tip of Illinois, and part of Eastern Kentucky. Best places to view


     
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    idcanyon No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Amen! I've got a 1350mm telescope on a tracking mount for close ups, and a 500mm piggybacked for long exposure corona shots with two different cameras. I have solar filters for both so I can shoot the partial and then just pop the filters off for the main event. Its all ready to go, except for needing a final rehearsal.
     
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    DANG I am such a nerd but I flying to a location with my wife/kids to see this- SO excited.
     
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    I'm going to just watch it. No pix at all. Maybe I'll shoot the 2024 eclipse.
     
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    I will be in Salem Or. visiting my brother for the eclipse. Hopefully will get some pics of it but I couldn't find the correct filter so I'm going to micky mouse it with a welding lens.
     
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    Something to be said for the "Don't try if you haven't already," school of thought in this case, but I've been craving this sight since I was a little boy and now I'm 55. I can still see it with my camera on a tripod and as I move my aim on it and I want some negatives to remember it by. If I don't try this time, how else can I have any mistakes to learn from in my second chance in my life in 2024?

    This time, I can stay at home and shoot from my yard. The next is a long day's car drive away.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I hear ya.
    My drive, one way, could be as short as 3 hours or twice that long if I have to get out from under clouds.
     
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    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'll be in the parking lot of my office.
     
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    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm sure I'd be able to make a better job of this one than the last total eclipse I photographed back in '99, having traveled to Belgium for it.
    Unfortunately this one's a 8 hour flight away so I'll have to make do with very limited coverage IF we have clear skies to see it at all. (Recent form puts that around a 20% chance at best).
     
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    Ha ha- I'll be proud of you if live up to that!

    OTOH- I plan on melting several SD cards, weather permitting! :D
     
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    I've been practicing with a welding lens taped to my camera. DSCN0878.jpg
     

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