Menu

Everything you’d want to know about photographing a total solar eclipse

July 12, 2017

By Pete Martin

This is an image created by NASA of a total solar eclipse as seen from Earth.

This is an image created by NASA of a total solar eclipse as seen from Earth.

CLEMSON, South Carolina – For many people, the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for those who hope to photograph the event, the Clemson University campus — which is almost perfectly in the path of totality — will be an ideal location.

Photographing an eclipse, however, requires special equipment as well as skills best learned through practice. If you plan to photograph the eclipse, now is the time to prepare.

“My experiences, even with just two total eclipses, have been insanely memorable,” nature photographer Eric Adams said. “It’s truly a beginning-to-end kind of experience. It’s riveting.”

We asked Adams, who has photographed two total solar eclipses, for his suggestions on how to best photograph an eclipse. We also spoke to experts at New York City-based B&H Photo and camera manufacturer Ricoh/Pentax.

From filters to final focus, these professionals’ tips will help you get your best shot of the 2017 eclipse.

To learn more, go to https://adobe.ly/2u5GrNH.



Related Posts