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Shooting the Eclipse on August 21,2017

  1. LauraTallo profile image79
    LauraTalloposted 5 weeks ago

    Do any of you plan to shoot the eclipse on August 21, 2017? If so, would you explain what equipment that you will use and how you will proceed with your plan?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      I will, but with only a (good quality) point and shoot.  I've spent some time playing with the settings and think I know what I want to do.

      I did see a comment somewhere - DO NOT, under any circumstances, allow a camera to take the experience away from you.  DO NOT spend those two minutes fiddling with a camera - if you can't have it set up and accept whatever comes out then don't shoot at all.  Sounds reasonable to me.

      1. LauraTallo profile image79
        LauraTalloposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

        You should use a solar filter. The sun could damage your sensor. Also, if you have  a screen, use that instead of looking through the diopter at the sun.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

          Yes, I have a screen.  If I can't find a large filter (so far I can't) then I'll cut up and use one of the solar glasses I bought.

          1. ptosis profile image77
            ptosisposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

            https://www.photographytalk.com/beginne … ar-eclipse

            I have a variable solid neutral density (ND) solar filter , but I'm in the wrong place this year.  Last time I just made my own home-made viewer from a FedEx packing tube box so that the next door neighbor's kids could see the shadow in the viewer.

            Never look directly into the sun - not even with solar glasses.


            https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13655998.png
            https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13656000_f1024.jpg

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

              The center of totality is about 50 miles from my home - with some friends and family we rented a small group campground only about a mile from the centerline.  We'll be the only ones in the area, and almost full totality period.

              Really looking forward to it.  It's something I've always wanted to see and now we've got a front row seat!

              1. LauraTallo profile image79
                LauraTalloposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

                I think that the area that I am in will only see a partial eclipse. I need a jpeg of a full eclipse with the sun's corona in full flare for an artistic rendering for a Fairy Photo shoot. If you achieve this, could I have a jpeg to play with for an art piece?

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

                  You may.  But I really doubt that anything I get with my little point and shoot is going to be very good.  I'll let you know.

                  1. LauraTallo profile image79
                    LauraTalloposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Thank you!

 
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