HOW TO MAKE A DIY SOLAR ECLIPSE FILTER FOR YOUR LENS

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
  • shoot!

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