October 14th is a perfect time to explore the options of solar eclipse photography, with about a 30% annular solar eclipse that peaks at 1:17 PM. This workshop is designed to get you prepared to photograph the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Having experienced and photographed the August 21, 2017 total eclipse in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Carl thought he'd share tips and techniques that could help others photograph the 2024 eclipse. Having the right equipment and practicing photo techniques ahead of time will allow you to capture stunning eclipse photos, and also be relaxed enough to enjoy this unique experience. The suggested equipment and information will help you photograph the sun at any time, capturing sunspots and other solar features with additional equipment, as well as offer settings for photographing the sun during the eclipse. This is the last total solar eclipse to traverse the continental United States until August 12, 2045.
It is important to register at least 3 weeks ahead to have enough time to buy and receive the filters and glasses needed to safely photograph the sun.
This workshop is for photographers who are already comfortable with their camera and working with the shutter, aperture, and ISO for getting the best exposure.
This nature photography workshop is rated EASY - all of the photography will be reasonably close to the road. There will be classroom time in addition to photographing the eclipse, plus time to go through images and questions after the eclipse to see what others captured and to be sure everyone is comfortable with the techniques. A maximum of 12 participants, allows opportunities for individual interaction throughout the day and during the class time. Handouts will cover both lunar and solar eclipse photography.