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Photographing an eclipse

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WSIL-TV -- Most experts will tell you to leave the photography to a professional, simply sit back and enjoy the eclipse experience.  However, if you are determined to photograph the event you need to do it the correct way.  

The video above shows SIU physics professor, Bob Baer, demonstrating how to make a solar filter for your camera.  He uses Baader solar film which is available from several sources including

Below are helpful links describing how to photograph and videotape an eclipse, including the types of cameras, settings and lenses that work the best:

  • - tips on photographing an eclipse.
  • Mr. Eclipse - tips on photographing an eclipse.
  • Nikon - tips on photographing an eclipse.
  • Improve Photography - tips on photographing an eclipse.
  • David Reneke - tips on photographing an eclipse.
  • Here is an interesting YouTube video from Matt Granger featuring his interview with eclipse chaser and documentary filmmaker, Nelson Quan.
  • Mr. Eclipse - tips on videotaping an eclipse.
  • FilmmakerIQ - tips on filming an eclipse.

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