Solar Eclipse Photography with Stan Honda

Get ready for the August total solar eclipse with a class on solar photography. A presentation on various types of eclipses will demonstrate the kinds of photos that can be taken. This is an in-depth workshop about how to photograph the sun safely during all phases of an eclipse with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Stan will walk you through various techniques and camera settings necessary to get photos during the partial phases and the approximately two minutes and 30 seconds of totality. He’ll discuss how to plan shots using software and apps and what equipment works best. A brief tutorial will be presented on how best to process these images on a computer to produce the best photos from the eclipse.

Stan Honda is a photojournalist with 34 years of experience in New York City and southern California. Over the past few years he has also been working on night sky landscapes and other astronomical images taken in locations around the world and even in New York City. He has been a National Park Service artist-in-residence in five national parks. Stan’s recent photos have appeared in NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website, Sky and Telescope magazine and a Yahoo News slideshow on his night sky photos. He has been part of gallery shows in Flagstaff, AZ, Milwaukee, WI and Albuquerque, NM. He is a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

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