CLL Orange County
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration
- Presented by:
- Ken Sklute (Bio)
- CLL Orange County
- July 15, 2017
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute to learn tips and tricks to capture images of the upcoming total Solar Eclipse. Ken or Dave will lead a discussion and demonstration to explain how you can photograph the solar eclipse safely and creatively.
Our expert instructor will take you through a checklist of all the items you will need for a successful eclipse photography shoot:
• What cameras and lenses will provide the best results
• What solar filters you should use and how to select them
• What are practical accessories that will increase your likelihood of a successful shoot
• How to select the best location to photograph the eclipse
• What composition decisions lead to the best results
Most photographers who have captured a solar eclipse say that it can be a life-changing event — but only if you get the shot. Join our free workshop to help improve your chances of creating great photos of the solar eclipse.
NEVER look at the sun without accredited and approved solar filtration over your eyes. There are special solar viewing frames that can be used over your eyeglasses or solar viewing glasses for those that don’t wear glasses. Permanent, irreversible eye damage and/or blindness can result in seconds.
NEVER point your camera into the sun without this special solar filter. All camera lenses need an accredited and approved solar filter. Not using a solar filter at eclipse magnifications will ruin your camera in seconds.
NEVER improvise, modify or use general neutral density (ND) photography filters. They are totally insufficient to provide the protection your eyes, and your equipment, need. There are reasons for this that we’ll address in an upcoming article. Buy an approved solar filter. They’re inexpensive and are designed for the task.
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