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How It Was Shot: A Climber and a Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, a large swath of the United States was treated to a sighting of a solar eclipse. Naturally, this inspired photographers around the country to grab their cameras and immortalize the event in a photo. Two of the most viral images were captured by photographers Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer.

Camera on Balloon Captures the Total Solar Eclipse from Near Space

Self-proclaimed "armchair aeroscience geek" Liem Bahneman managed to capture the Great American Eclipse from an unusual and amazing perspective: he loaded cameras onto a high-altitude and shot what the total solar eclipse looks like from the edge of space. The 9-minute video above is what one camera recorded over Central Oregon.

Is This Eclipse Photo #FakeNews?

Much ado about nothing or a serious ethical breach of photojournalistic norms? A debate emerged on Facebook when freelancer and Pulitzer Prize winner Ken Geiger’s image appeared in the National Geographic Instagram feed and in a slideshow on the NatGeo website. The image was a composite of multiple images created in-camera that resulted in an photo that never existed because the eclipse was never positioned against the Tetons as depicted.

Confessions of a Failed Eclipse Photographer

I’ve dreamed of seeing a total eclipse of the sun all my life. When I read there would be one on August 21st that passed dead-center over the town of Newberry, South Carolina, I was overjoyed. This was my chance. My wife and I had lived in Newberry in 2013. I had friends there. I had a place to stay. I wouldn’t need to pay $1,000 for a hotel.

This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW

Here's an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse yesterday, and this is the before-and-after comparison showing the straight-out-of-camera image (on left) compared to the edited one (on right).

The Best Photos of the Great American Eclipse

Of the endless stream of Great American Eclipse photos being shared online, there are some notable gems that are going wildly viral on social media. Here's a roundup of the amazing shots that are wowing viewers across the Web.

NASA’s Best Photos of the Great American Eclipse

Countless photographers tried their hands at capturing the Great American Eclipse yesterday, but leave it to NASA to nail some truly incredible shots. The agency has begun sharing some of its best work, giving us a different perspective of the awe-inspiring phenomenon.

This is How Shooting the Sun Can Melt Your Camera

Planning to photograph the upcoming solar eclipse? You'd better make sure you have the right solar filter to protect your camera. Here's a 2-minute video that shows how shooting the sun without protection can completely melt your DSLR's guts.

How to Make a Solar Eclipse Lens Filter for $15 Instead of Paying $150+

With the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, only weeks away, I decided to put together some solar filters. With the high travel costs to get to the eclipse from Southern California, I saved some money through purchasing solar filter sheets instead of the pre-made filters.

This First-Ever Solar Eclipse Photo Was Shot in 1851

For those in North America, the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017, could be the most photographed, viewed, and observed eclipse of all time. But back in 1851, cameras were in short supply, and that was the year the very first photograph was taken of a solar eclipse.

NASA to Chase Solar Eclipse with Jets for Clearest Ever Photos of Corona

NASA is planning to chase down the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse in an effort to give scientists an opportunity to study the phenomenon for a longer period of time. Two of NASA's WB-57F research jets, armed with telescopes, will be used to chase the eclipse at a precise speed that will allow scientists to observe it for 3 times longer than usual -- that's over 7 minutes of solar goodness.

This New Eclipse Stamp Has a Hidden Photo Activated by Body Heat

When you think "Postal Service" you probably don't also think "super creative," but the USPS just raised the bar on creative photo printing ideas. In celebration of the ultra-rare total eclipse the US is going to witness in August, they've created an eclipse stamp that features a hidden photo activated by body heat.

Little Planet Photo Shows a Total Solar Eclipse Over Norway

When a total solar eclipse occurred back on March 20, 2015, photographer György Soponyai decided to capture it in a creative way. He shot a series of photos of the sun traveling across the sky above Norway, and then stitched the images together into the above "little planet" photo of the sun being eclipsed.

Lion Cub and Supermoon Eclipse Captured in a Single Frame

The photo above is a perfect example of when preparation and luck meet, shake hands, and press down your shutter in unison. Captured by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, the photo shows a lion cub in the foreground with last September's supermoon eclipse in the background.