Documenting the Eclipse
Whether or not you are in the direct path of the solar eclipse, I'm sure it will impact your day in one way or another. This is such a unique event that it is definitely worth documenting!
First up, you will want to follow the safety rules so you don't damage your eyes or your camera. Make sure you have NASA certified safety glasses and use special certified filters on your camera equipment. Be sure to read through the NASA safety tips and do your research on getting the right glasses and lenses.
Here are some other great resources, tips, and ideas:
- Persnickety Prints shared this resource in their last newsletter - NASA guide to photographing the eclipse PDF.
- AdoramaPix photographing the eclipse - also follow along on the eclipse roadtrip.
- National Geographic - how to photograph the eclipse.
- Digital Photography School - photographing the eclipse.
- Google wants your help documenting the eclipse.
- Use the hashtag #solareclipse if you post on social media about the eclipse.
- Watch an online simulation of the eclipse on mashable.com
- Get information and images about the eclipse from weather.gov
- I follow my local weather.gov organization on facebook and they have posted some great images that explain the eclipse. I'm saving them to use in my own photo books. Here's one they posted over the weekend.
Be sure to document your experiences and the reactions of those around you. My son is a little freaked out that he will accidentally look out the window and damage his eyes. He's a worrier. My daughter hasn't thought much about it but thinks it will probably be pretty cool. My husband says "it's a shadow, what's the big deal?" and I'm not sure what to think about it. I'm at least glad that it will be something fun to add to our summer memories though!