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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.

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.

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.

Amazon Mistake Gives Photographers Free $150+ Solar Eclipse Lens Filters

Yesterday, we reported that Amazon has been issuing refunds to photographers who purchased LEE's Solar Eclipse lens filters, warning that they were not sourced from a recommended manufacturer. Now it looks like the whole thing was a mistake on Amazon's part and that a lot of photographers just got free pricey $150+ lens filters.

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.

A Lucky Photograph of the Solar Eclipse

Beautiful photo compositions generally require a keen eye and a quick shutter finger, but sometimes luck plays a huge role as well. That's what happened today for UK-based photographer Amy Shore, who was photographing the total solar eclipse from her backyard in Leicestershire. A bird flew into Shore's frame as the Moon was passing over the face of the Sun, adding a unique touch to her shot.

Photographer Chases the Perfect Eclipse Shot at 44,000ft and 500mph

Forget storm chasing, that's a cinch when you compare it to what former NASA photographer Ben Cooper and some colleagues of his did last weekend: eclipse chasing. Cooper captured the shot above from a chartered jet going 500mph at 44,000ft in the air, but it was a near miss.

Incredible Photos of The Moon Casting Its Shadow on Earth During a Solar Eclipse

Over the years, we've seen some pretty incredible eclipse photos, be they composites that'll blow your mind or time-lapses that'll capture your attention for minutes at a time.

What we haven't seen nearly as much of are solar eclipse photos taken from space. What exactly does it look like when you turn the cameras the other way and capture the Moon's shadow hitting the Earth?

Breathtaking Imagery of an Annular Solar Eclipse Captured at Sunrise

When it comes to solar eclipses, the total eclipse is king. We recently shared some unbelievable composite shots taken by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller that showed one of those in a way you've probably never seen before. But when you don't have a total eclipse at hand, arguably your best option is an annular eclipse.

That's what photographer Colin Legg had to work with five days ago, and he made the absolute best of it, putting together this incredible video that combines time-lapse footage shot by three separate Canon 5D Mk IIs and 4K video taken with a Canon 1DC.

Total Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse Captures Shadow Sweeping Across the Land

Last month, there was a total solar eclipse that was visible to people in Australia. Photographer Colin Legg captured the whole thing as three separate time-lapse videos (seen above). The short but beautiful clips show the moon passing in front of the sun, a darkness sweeping across the vast landscape, and the moon's shadow sweeping across the sky!