First… here are some quick links so you don’t have to read everything…
- The Live webinar is up on my Facebook page. Or you can watch it below.
- Download the follow along images for the tutorials I did below (Click Here)
- Besides the live webcast, there’s a few more videos below:
- Creating Eclipse Composites in Lightroom/Photsohop
- Creating Eclipse Composites in ON1
- Creating Eclipse Composites in Affinity Photo
- Making a composite using Lightroom only.
Live Webcast Replay
Editing Solar Eclipse Photos
I’ve been asked at least a hundred times about info on viewing, setting up, shooting, camera settings and everything around the Solar Eclipse next week. While it’s all very important information to know, I’ve actually never photographed an eclipse before. So I figured I’m probably not the right person to write about or tell you how to do it. A quick Google search will find you thousands of articles about it. But last week I got a question about editing the photos, and I realized nobody is talking about that part – especially those cool photo composites you see where multiple phases of the eclipse all appear in one photo.
So I realized I can definitely help with what comes after. And if you’re reading this ahead of time, you still have time to make sure you get the photos you need to create some of the cool images you may have in mind. So I decided to release this video early, in hopes to inspire some of you to get really creative out there and show you some possibilities. Plus, you’ll have it ready to go on Monday when you return, and you’ll know right where to go for some editing techniques.
The Video & Download Images
The video below walks you through a couple of popular eclipse composites I’ve seen and how they’re done. And you can download the files I used and try them out if you’d like. I hope the video does two things. First, as you watch it I hope that you’ll get a couple of ideas on how to creatively set up your eclipse shots. What do you plan to do with this photo? What’s your final vision? Do you need to set up and shoot in a certain way to get the photo you want?
Then, I hope it serves as a tutorial to hold you over until next Thursday. If you get back on Monday after shooting and want to start putting together some photo composites, now you’ll have a place to go to learn how.
And here’s the link to download the images. (Click Here)
Using Lightroom Only
ON1 and Affinity Versions
I also did 2 other versions of the video for editing in ON1 and one for Affinity. The links are right below.
ON1 Version: (Click Here)
Affinity (Click Here)