(Editor's note: Marie describes her and her husband's vagaries in the waning hours before they were to photograph Eclipse 2017 that forced them to split up. The second part, "Marie's & Steve's Eclipses" will publish here soon.) Over the month leading up to August 21, 2017, I chronicled for Photofocus readers our preparations for shooting the Great North American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. (Part 1: Total Solar Eclipse Preparation, Part 2: Eye Protection, Part 3: Photographic Considerations & Part 4: Dress Rehearsal) The natural … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Eclipses: Forced to Go Our Separate Ways
Needless to say, the total solar eclipse of 2017 across the entire US was just spectacular! The experience of seeing the world go dark in midday, feeling the hot summer air become cool, and collectively feeling the magic; for those who have never had the experience, it is akin to the best music concert you could attend. The resulting photos were also magnificent. Our team consisted of Eddie Tapp and Judy Host, Kevin Ames, Theresa Sicurezza; Lance McAfee and his nephew Sam Meyer; and my then fiancée Debbie Reese whom I've since married and … [Read more...] about 2017 Great American Eclipse Follow Up!
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/problem-solving-photofocus-podcast-october-2nd-2017 This month we focus on... focus! That is, right after our eclipse wrap-up. Links from the show: Photomatix Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hdrsoft Pepper’s San Francisco Eclipse Photos: www.pepperazzi.photos The story of the epic eclipse photo by Andrew Studer and Ted Hesser is here. Levi Sim links www.levisim.com instagram.com/photolevi Pepper's links. www.panoramanetwork.com instagram.com/rpepper Have suggestions or … [Read more...] about Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | October 2nd, 2017
(Editor's note: Marie Tartar and her husband Steve Eilenberg have been getting ready to photograph the eclipse on August 21st. In this concluding installment, she chronicles their dress rehearsal for the event. Practice makes perfect. Read her first three posts here: Preparation, Eye Protection & Photographic Considerations.) Preparation meets practice Over the preceding weeks, I’ve been reading everything I can find to prepare myself for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. My eclipse glasses and solar filter have … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse: Dress Rehearsal part 4