If you’re excited to shoot the eclipse but you don’t have a solar filter to protect your camera, here are some directions for a handy DIY solar filter that will allow you to get some shots.
I am a rank amateur in photography, but I do have a Macgyver streak, and was actually born in Kentucky, so I have some leeway lest you judge me too harshly as being overly Bubba.
The process is simple:
- get a cardboard mailing tube (the beefier the better) that fits over your lens (barely) … anywhere shipping stuff is sold
- cut two sections of the tube (more on this later)…cut the film to fit the outer diameter of the tube (or do it later as I did)
- glue the film to one section of tube
- glue the other section of the tube to the assembly