How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse
A Guide to Capturing the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun
The most comprehensive guide to photographing eclipses you'll find!
This is my final music video of still images, time-lapses, and real-time videos of the eclipse.
The book contains:
What’s in the book:
Chapter 1: Introduction
• A summary of the techniques the book explains
Chapter 2: The Eclipse Experience
• What you will see and experience during the eclipse, with the naked eye and through optics • Eclipse etiquette
Chapter 3: Where to Go
• Where you need to be in the path of totality • Plan B options
Chapter 4: Eclipse Photo Fundamentals
• Choosing filters • Shooting partial phases vs. totality
Chapter 5: Shooting Wide-Angle Stills
• Choosing cameras (from simple to complex) and lenses • Choosing exposures and other settings • Framing options, for capturing easy but dramatic wide-angle scenes and panoramas
Chapter 6: Shooting Close-Up Stills
• Choosing cameras, lenses, and telescopes for detailed close-ups • Tracking mounts vs. untracked tripods • Setting up a tracking telescope • Focusing tips • Recommended exposure sequences • Framing the corona • Practice tips for shooting the Moon
Chapter 7: Shooting Time-Lapses
• Setting up wide-angle and close-up time-lapses • Framing the motion of the Sun. Tracking the Sun • Controlling the camera
Chapter 8: Shooting Video
• Video camera and lens options • Setting exposures
Chapter 9: Shooting Composites
• Planning a multiple exposure composite • Framing the scene • Wide-angle vs. close-up sequences
Chapter 10: What Can Go Wrong?
• Common equipment and user malfunctions! • Checklists • Operating multiple cameras and shooting plans • Automating a camera • Cloudy options • Contingency plans
Chapter 11: Processing Eclipse Images - The Main Chapter of Interest!
• Workflows • Photoshop basics • Developing Raw images • Processing wide-angle scenes and close-ups of the corona • Processing time-lapse sequences • Stacking composites • Stacking and merging multi-exposure blends with HDR and luminosity masks.
Chapter 12: Conclusion
• Advice for eclipse newbies • Future eclipses • Where to learn more – for detailed maps and information on your site.
Published February 2017
Contents © 2017 Alan Dyer/AmazingSky.com
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