Friday, May 25, 2012

Solar Eclipse Photos!

For those of you who didn't hear, we had a 94% solar eclipse last Sunday and a few people were able to capture some pretty cool photos of the event.

Here are a few favorite images from our students who sent over Eclipse images!
A Great Collage from Pat Brown showing the progression of the Eclipse.

Jim Radford- Holes!

Jim Radford- The Technique

Jim Radford got creative! Setting up a piece of tinfoil attached to a box and poked several holes into it. He then photographed the shadow of the eclipse on a gray card he placed on an old tripod! Very creative and out of the "box" thinking to show the progression of the eclipse. 

Pete Scifres

It is always good to mix it up a bit and bring in that foreground element. A very strange out of this world feel. Thanks Pete! 

 Love it! The "rays" of the sun are just incredible.

 I would like to know everyone's specs and explanation on how you photographed your photos. If you can enter comments below to add to the post!

Thank you everyone for sending in your images! I wish I could post them all! Looking forward to our next photo adventure where we can learn, improve and take our photography to the next level!
Fiat Lux and happy shooting!


  1. Hi Light Workshop Fans,some comments on the Pete Scifres eclipse image....this is from a Canon 5D II 24-105 at 32mm, F11, ISO 100,7 exposures from 1/5 to 1/8000, then HDR'd. The main thing I could/should have done better was to have blocked the sun on the exposures I was intending to use for the foreground, to get rid of lens flare. Oh well, we in CA have another partial eclipse in 2014 and if you want to travel to WA a total on Aug 17, 2017.

  2. My images of the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse taken in Los Osos, CA were composited in Photoshop. Images were taken every 20 minutes from 5:15 pm until 7:55 pm. with the maximum eclipse around 6:35 pm with 79.4% obscuration. Taken with a Singh-Ray Variable Neutral Density filter set at its maximum with ISO 100, shutter 1/4000 and f8.0. Focal length 200 mm on an APS-C sensor (Canon 7D). I actually took exposures every 5 minutes with an intervalometer, but decided the 20 minute interval made a nice display. The ND filter needed to be opened up a little for the last exposure. I based my settings on information from