A Total Guide to Totality: Solar Eclipse Photography

April 18, 2017

Solar eclipses are a rare natural phenomenon. Total solar eclipses are even rarer. On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse viewable and photographable across the entire United States. Over the next six months, photojournalist Dave Henry and commercial/landscape photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute will share articles, videos and photos to help you plan and photograph this eclipse. Join us on this incredible journey.




An Introduction to our Eclipse Photography Project
North America will experience a wonderful astronomical event on August 21, 2017 - a total eclipse of the sun. This hasn’t happened in the United States in 38 years and is the first one to race across the entire country since 1918!
  Living in the Shadow: Tracking the Eclipse
In this article, Ken and Dave show you the path of totality and discuss the best locations to capture amazing photographs of this astronomical event.
  Choosing a Camera for Eclipse Photography
This article explores features you should consider in choosing the camera you’ll be using to capture, what will be for most, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Choosing Lenses for Eclipse Photography
Choosing a lens to photograph the upcoming total solar eclipse in August takes a lot more consideration than the camera body to be used because the camera is simply a light-tight box that records the image produced by the lens.


Events & Workshops

The Eclipse will only last minutes, so be prepared! Learn what to bring and how to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience at one of our Canon Live Learning events in July. More details coming soon.

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