|Above, a partial solar eclipse projected through foliage on a wall. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
On the day of the solar eclipse, I may use two still cameras (one for stills and the other, set in video mode, to shoot the darkening area around me) and one "old school" Hi8 camcorder (provided the battery still is good since I haven't used it in a while).
People may be wondering, How to photograph the eclipse?
The Oregonian has an article that'll tell you how.
They start it with:
This summer’s total solar eclipse, coming Monday, Aug. 21, is expected to be the most widely-viewed eclipse ever, as millions of people pack into the narrow band across the United States where it can be seen, stretching from the Oregon coast to South Carolina.
And in this age of constant digital documentation, it could also wind up being the most photographed eclipse ever.
But documenting the cosmic event won’t be as easy as pointing and shooting – photographing a solar eclipse takes specialized equipment, patience and practice, according to Fred Espenak, a retired NASA scientist who has spent decades chasing, documenting and photographing total solar eclipses.
To read more, go here.