Chris Marquardt, "Tips from the Top Floor"

Episode 876 (1:00:04)

Chris joins Leo to talk about how to take pictures of a solar eclipse. Because the sun will be really bright, you need to rely on manual rather than automatic exposure. You’ll also need a long lens and a good solar filter which will take away about 90% of the light. Once the eclipse goes total, you can remove the filter and take some shots. Chris says shooting HDR is a great idea. Forums with eclipse photographers are good to consult beforehand along with practice. Here’s a primer from NASA on shooting an eclipse. You could also try a shoebox with a hole in it and take a picture of the paper showing the eclipse. You can even shoot through an arc welder’s #14 hood.