Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that the recent solar eclipse has had massive media coverage and has had everyone from the most avid photographer through to rank amateurs interested in how to photograph it. And, not to be disappointed, today there are thousands of amazing photographs of the solar eclipse being shared around the internet. But, as is often the case with anything to do with astrophotography, NASA has come up trumps with some amazing images.
In addition to these stunning images of the International Space Station flying in front of the solar eclipse, NASA has been publishing other more “conventional” images that are also quite amazing. Here are a few of our favourite. If you want to see more, you will probably want to head over to their website and take a look at what's going up.
What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast
It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.
Easy DSLR – Friend of Light Stalking, Ken Schultz has developed this course over several years and it still remains the single best source for mastering your camera by identifying the main things that are holding you back.
Understanding Composition – As one of the core elements of a good photograph, getting your head around composition is essential. Photzy's guide to the subject is an excellent introduction. Their follow-up on Advanced Composition is also well worth a read.
5 Minute Magic Lightroom Workflow – Understanding post production is one of the keys to photographs that you will be proud of. This short course by one of the best in the business will show you how an award-winning photographer does it.
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