Total Solar Eclipse: Eye Protection part 2

(Editor’s note: Marie Tartar continues her series of guest posts regarding her and her husband’s preparations for the upcoming total solar eclipse. The photograph above is of from the area they will be during the eclipse. This installment covers the critical steps for viewers of the event to protect their vision.)

Location

In our last post, Part 1 of Eclipse 2017 preparation, we addressed the ‘where’ of our plans for the Great American Eclipse of 2017: We will be in the path of totality, along the centerline, in Grand Teton National Park.

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Total Solar Eclipse Preparation – part 1

(Editor’s note: Marie Tartar’s photography, above and below the waterline, is compelling. In the first part of her series of guest posts, she describes the origins of her love of the eclipse. Here, she chronicles her preparations for the up coming total eclipse of the sun; the first time in North America since 1979.)

A month from now, on August 21, 2017, North America will play host to a total solar eclipse, for the first time in many years. My personal experience with total solar eclipses is limited and to say I am intimidated would be an understatement. This August, I will be positioned in a scenically beautiful place through which the total eclipse will pass. The eclipse is a complex topic.This first of a series of articles covers preparations. Upcoming ones tackle topics from deciding on a location, eye protection, and photographic specifics. Throughout this series of articles, I will chart my preparations for this epic event and share what I learn along the way.

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Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other

Wedding photography is not what it used to be. I don’t mean this in a good way or a bad way, it just seems like with any advancement in technology comes a new challenge. Many couples today want both still photos and video of their wedding. This makes sense since it is often the biggest day of their life. Does that mean we now have videographers to deal with in our shots? No, it’s a two-way street. We, as professionals, both have to work together to deliver the best possible product to the lucky couple. Saying someone got in the way means you didn’t try hard enough.

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Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market: How to Stay Safe

Update: The Federal Trade Commission has released a statement with safety guidlines for solar viewing glasses. 

If you’re planning to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, make sure you’ve got the right safety gear.

Phony eclipse glasses are currently flooding the marketplace, according to the American Astronomical Society (AAS). This counterfeit equipment falsely claims to meet the international standard for safe solar viewing, which is known as ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015).

So how do you know that your eclipse glasses or handheld viewers are safe? You can’t really check them yourself; doing so requires pretty high-tech lab equipment. But the AAS has done such legwork for you and identified a number of reputable suppliers, including (but not limited to) American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Celestron and Daystar. You can also trust the businesses and other organizations that sell gear made by these companies, AAS representatives said. (There are many such retailers, including Wal-Mart, Lowes and Toys R Us.) [The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse]

Wedding photographer awarded $1.08M in defamation lawsuit against bride and groom

DPReview

Photographers are cheering the end of a marathon lawsuit today, a case that pinned beleaguered wedding photographer Andrea Polito against blogger Neely Moldovan and her husband, who set out to destroy her career after a minor disagreement over their wedding photos.

The whole dispute began over a $125 photo album cover that the couple didn’t want to pay for.

7 Awesome Tips for Your Summer Drone Photography

Photography Talk

Remember the days when having a mirrorless camera was cutting-edge? Those days are gone, and if you don’t have a drone to use for photography, well, you’re behind the times! What I love about drone photography is the unique perspective you get when taking photos. It reminds me of looking out the window of an airplane as you come in for a landing…

The trick, of course, is to figure out how to frame up shots from above that look amazing.

10 things you didn’t know about the ‘Monkey Selfie’ case

Amateur Photographer

As the legal battle between wildlife photographer David Slater and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rumbles on over the ‘Monkey Selfie’, here’s a quick reminder of some of the salient facts and more bizarre bits of monkey business thrown up by the case…
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8 DRONE TRAVELING TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

Traveling with your drone is one of best ways to capture great new aerial footage, but taking it to different locations can sometimes be a problem. Drones are getting easier to carry around since most new consumer drones are smaller and better than previous generations. Whether you plan on filming in another country or a new location, make sure to keep these 8 drone traveling tips in mind:

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