Langell Photography, LLC

Chasing the Eclipse

View & Photograph the upcoming U.S. Solar Eclipses
Langell Photography is proud to present the following information in affiliation with eclipse experts
Les Anderson and Mary Anderson
Whether you're a photography enthusiast or a seasoned pro, this recording is a treasure trove of knowledge. Learn the essential techniques for capturing the rare annular solar eclipse in October 14, 2023, and the breathtaking total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
When it comes to 'Chasing the Eclipse' webinar recording, you have two options. Dive into short chapter videos below for specific insights or watch the full immersive experience by clicking the orange button.
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Introduction (04:08)

00:30 Credits for links and sources
01:04 Solar Eclipses Can Be Addicting!
01:48 Solar Eclipse Paths
02:33 Astronomy Magazine
02:50 If you have seen one total solar eclipse

Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse (19:26)

00:15 Not a lunar eclipse
00:35 Lunar shadow from space
00:57 Location is important
01:43 What Causes A Solar Eclipse?
03:02 Solar Eclipse Types
04:30 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Contact
07:17 Filter Law
08:35 Quiz
10:20 Lots of Information out there
12:07 99% and 100% Obscuration
12:47 Questions

Location vs. what you’ll see - 2023 Annular (12:02)

00:37 Paths
02:42 ALTITUDE is Important!
03:34 Clouds affect the Filter Law
08:26 Questions

Location vs. what you’ll see - 2024 Total (09:09)

01:47 Total Eclipse Map
03:02 Weather is IMPORTANT!
04:03 People Living in the path
06:34 TOTALITY Centerline Examples
07:01 Viewing from the Centerline
08:48 Questions

How do you view them safely (15:42)

00:33 Filter Law
00:44 Soalr eclipse glasses
03:02 Solar Eclipse Filters
05:14 ND Filters - Safety Warning
09:24 Clouds affect the Filter Law
10:22 Questions



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How to photograph the eclipse safely - 1 (10:36)

02:47 Fun With The Eclipse Partials
03:35 What about an Annular Eclipse?
03:55 Don't forget video
04:42 Viewing Eclipse From Centerline

How to photograph the eclipse safely - 2 (10:10)

00:00 Landscapes from Centerline
01:15 Diamond Ring with Shadow Bands on Clouds
01:56 Eclipse – General Photography
02:13 What You Need
03:53 Finding Your True “Infinity” Focus
05:11 Re: Mirrorless “Retract Lens” - stop focus position from resetting
07:07 Which Camera and Lens to Choose?

How to photograph the eclipse safely - 3 (07:43)

00:00 What gear will Lisa use?
03:22 Equatorial Mounts

How to photograph the eclipse safely - 4 (08:19)

00:00 Equatorial Mounts
00:44 Eclipse Camera Settings

How to photograph the eclipse safely - 5 (12:02)

00:00 Questions

Balancing the experience with photography (08:02)

00:12 Zoomed photo strategy
00:41 Example Total Eclipse – Close Up
03:57 Centerline Photography
05:27 Apps for the Eclipse
06:44 How Rare Is This Total Eclipse?
07:07 Next USA Total Solar Eclipse

Questions and Answers (39:55)

Eclipse Essentials


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Meet Les and Mary, photography enthusiasts since their chance meeting on a Yosemite photo trip in 1990. They've since focused on capturing nature's beauty and celestial wonders. With 44+ years' experience, they've photographed eclipses globally and auroras in Alaska and Iceland.

Ahead of the 2017 U.S. solar eclipse, they trained 650+ people in San Diego County. Their impressive record includes 15 total solar and 3 annular eclipses, with their work published in Discover and Astronomy Magazines.

Les, a retired U.S. Navy scientist, and Mary, with 45+ years at the Fleet Science Center and Planetarium, now share their expertise. Learn more at:
Credits for links and sources
Below, you'll find a curated list of the websites and resources that our expert panel used to gather invaluable information and insights for the 'Chasing the Eclipse' webinar. These links will help you delve deeper into the world of eclipse photography, offering additional knowledge and inspiration. Feel free to explore these trusted sources to expand your expertise and enhance your eclipse photography journey. is published by Michael Zeiler and Polly White. This site provides information, maps, photos and videos related to all types of solar eclipses around the world. The web store offers eclipse related items to support the ongoing work and education on solar eclipses.
The total eclipse of the Sun is the most spectacular event in all of Nature! Few people have ever witnessed one, but once seen it is an experience never to be forgotten. The Moon's dark shadow plunges you into an eerie twilight and the Sun's mysterious and incredibly beautiful corona is revealed.
See how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

Photo Ephemeris helps you plan outdoor photography in natural light. It's a map-based Sun, Moon, and Milky Way calculator. Plan your shot with perfect precision.
This site is dedicated to the global traveller who appreciates and seeks out the spectacles that Nature offers to aficionados of the day and night sky. In Kepler’s words: Ad rerum coelestium amatores universos.… Solar eclipses are at the forefront in these pages, but our Universe also offers lunar eclipses, auroras, planetary transits, comets, and occultations to experience and explore.
We cover all aspects of the science and hobby of astronomy, from scientific discoveries to what’s in the sky tonight and the latest equipment. Our content is written by expert professional and amateur astronomers and award-winning science writers who together share a passion for our amazing universe. We think that with the right encouragement, everyone can excel in astronomy — and we don’t have to skimp on the details to do it.
This web site which mostly contains pictures of total solar eclipses and landscapes from different areas on Earth, will let you enjoy those dreamlike moments :

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This website is available as a resource for eclipse and transit records and information, but will not be updated. For the latest on future eclipses from NASA,  please visit https://solarsystem.nasa.
a website dedicated to predictions and information on eclipses of the Sun and Moon. You can learn more about this website by visiting the Introduction Page.
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Now within a year of the 2024 U.S. total solar eclipse, I am thrilled that my book is already helping people prepare for the eclipse! It's a comprehensive guide, that is easy to read, to prepare for Eclipse Day. The unique format of this book takes Eclipse Day and divides it into 28 separate essential elements, from arriving at your observation site to leaving at the end of the eclipse. Each of those elements is its own chapter where the information about the astronomy, the science, the observation, photography, and videography techniques are discussed together. 
For nearly five decades, I’ve been privileged to share the wonder and mystery of the universe with audiences around the world―through my public lectures and workshops, my popular astronomy writings, celestial photography, unique night sky tours and my exciting astronomy enrichment travel programs to some of the most exotic locations on our planet. I hope you enjoy exploring my website, and that you will follow and chat with me online! -Dennis
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