How to shoot the upcoming solar eclipse online seminar

Event Details

  • From: May 13, 2021
  • To: May 13, 2021
  • Starting at: 07:30 PM
  • Finishing at: 08:30 PM

On June 10 there is a partial solar eclipse that most people in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. will be able to see at sunrise. A partial eclipse isn’t nearly as exciting as a total eclipse but it is still pretty cool. In order to shoot the eclipse you need to make some preparations ahead of time, like making sure you have a solar filter for your camera. Plus since this eclipse is visible at sunrise, you want to find a location that gives you a cool foreground, like the Statue of Liberty. 

During this free seminar I’ll talk about solar filters and how you can make your own and what not to use, like a regular neutral density filter. Making one is easy but you need to do it right, letting any sun light directly into your camera can burn out your sensor in a hurry. Plus you don’t want to look directly at the eclipse without a special filter. I’ll tell you how to determine your exposure ahead of time so you don’t need to mess around with that during the eclipse. Then we’ll talk about how to find a good place to shoot using the app PhotoPills. The best place to see the eclipse is in the middle of a lake, deep in the woods, far from any roads in Ontario, but the next best place is the New Jersey Shore! But you’ll see it from South Carolina to the top of Maine and all the way west to North Dakota. You’ll just see it longer if you are in Mantoloking, NJ!

Thursday, May 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9082293447