Total Eclipse of the Heart

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY COLLEEN PINSKI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

 

If you haven’t heard the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler you have now! Almost every radio station has played this song to get ready for what is about to happen Today!!

So..are you ready to watch Solar Eclipse 2017?? Have your glasses and your camera gear ready!

Here is a quick list of what camera gear you will need to photograph a close-up of Today’s solar eclipse:

  • Digital Camera: Pretty much any digital camera will do, whether you are planning to shoot with a DSLR, a mirrorless camera or a point-and-shoot with an optical superzoom lens.
  • Super Telephoto Lens: If you want to get a good close-up of the solar eclipse, you will need a super telephoto lens – the longer, the better. See additional notes below on ideal focal length.
  • ND / Solar Filter: A dense solar ND filter is a requirement to prevent potential damage to your eyes or your camera gear.
  • Tripod: You certainly do not want to be hand-holding a camera with a super telephoto lens attached to it, so a tripod is a must.
  • Remove Shutter Release: Not necessary, but might be useful during totality when it gets darker and your shutter speed drops to camera-shake prone levels.

I can’t wait to see the photos you have captured of Today’s event!! Post yours in the comments below or tag me on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kellynwilsonphotography