The Canon Digital Learning Center silently provided a lot of resources for you, going from events and workshops to a rich set of articles (see the list below). Photojournalist Dave Henry and commercial/landscape photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute share articles and photos to help plan and photograph the eclipse event, which occurs on August 21, 2017.
It’s the first tome since almost 100 years that a total solar eclipse will traverse North America. Get ready for the big event by learning all there is to know. Click here to see what CDLC provided to get you ready for the solar eclipse.
- Tracking the Eclipse
- Planning Ahead for a Successful Solar Eclipse Shoot
- Photographic Exposure of a Solar Eclipse
- Spectacular Totality
- Location Set-up
- Choosing Lenses for Eclipse Photography
- Choosing a Camera for Eclipse Photography
- Multiple Camera Eclipse Coverage
- Being Safe Using Solar Filters
- Supporting Your Camera with a Tripod
- Planning Multiple Exposure Sequences
- Keeping It All In Focus
Then there is Google’s “Eclipse Megamovie” project (see here, and be sure to watch the 1min video on top).
Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie.
In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection.
If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.