How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse: A Guide to Capturing the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun

How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse: A Guide to Capturing the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun

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Learn how to photograph the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, with a wide range of techniques and camera gear:
- Simple point-and-shoot and mobile phone cameras
- DSLR and Mirrorless still cameras
- Video cameras
- Wide-angle lenses and long telephotos
- Telescopes, both tracking the sky and untracked

In this 290-page ebook, you’ll learn:
- What to expect to see and what to shoot.
- How to shoot simple grab shots and eclipse “selfies.”
- What types of cameras are best.
- What tripod features are best.
- What filters to use and when to remove them.
- How to shoot wide-angle still images.
- How to set up time-lapse sequences.
- How to frame scenes for time-lapses and composites.
- How to plan great shots above scenic landmarks.
- How to shoot close-ups of totality.
- What focal lengths are best for framing the Sun.
- What types of telescopes and mounts are best.
- How to align tracking mounts in the daytime.
- How to focus and avoid image blurring from sky motion.
- What the best exposures will be.
- When to shoot on auto exposure vs. manual.
- How to plan shoots with single or multiple cameras.
- How to automate a camera.
- Tips on last-minute moves to avoid clouds.
- What can go wrong and how to avoid the common mistakes.
- How to capture the eclipse and still see it!
And finally … How to process your eclipse photos, from simple wide-angle scenes to complex multi-exposure stacks and composites

The book contains:
• Dozens of sky charts made specifically for the 2017 eclipse, and for both the eastern and western United States, to show how to frame the scene with a range of focal lengths, and for planning your shoot.
• Active links to websites for equipment suppliers and for detailed eclipse maps and times for your site.
• Step-by-step tutorials take you through processing, from basic developing of Raw files, to assembling time-lapse movies, and stacking images for composites, plus blending of multiple exposures with luminosity masks.

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