How not to fail at photographing a solar eclipse

Unless you've been hiding in the shadows, you've probably heard that there's a solar eclipse taking today. Set to span North America, the phenomenon involves the Moon moving between the Earth and the Sun – and it's the last significant eclipse we're likely to see until 2045. Which means you're probably going to want to take a photo or two.

Given that photographing an eclipse involves pointing a camera at the sun (or lack thereof), it's not the easiest endeavour. But Affinity (of Affinity Photo 2 fame) is on hand with some handy tips for getting the most out of your solar snaps. Once you've perused these (and bagged one of the best cameras, of course), you'll have no trouble capturing the historic event.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.