Solar Eclipse Photography
Successful photography during the eclipse
A simple and safe way to photograph the partial phases is to take pictures of the projected image. Do NOT attempt to photograph the Sun directly unless you have prior experience in solar photography. Permanent damage both to eyes and to photographic equipment may result.
Photography is much safer during totality and with modern digital cameras some excellent results are possible. A tripod is highly recommended. Try to take images at different zoom factors from wide angle views of the eclipsed scene to close-ups of the eclipsed Sun. If possible, try to bracket exposures as there is no correct exposure for the corona and different parts of it appear as the exposure changes.
Use a telescope or telephoto lens with a focal length of 400 mm or more
Use a sturdy tripod or mount
Use a high ISO setting
Switch to manual
"Bracket" your exposures
Use a fresh battery
*Tips courtesy of Space.com
Important: Stop direct photography and point your camera away from the Sun as soon as totality is over.