Solar Eclipse Workshops 2017

May 19, 2017

Join Canon Live Learning for our series of Solar Eclipse Photography Boot Camps across the country. These events are designed to help photographers learn how to shoot the eclipse safely and creatively. In our Boot Camps, you will have two opportunities to learn about photographing the solar eclipse — a free lecture/demonstration and an intense hands-on photography workshop.

Register to join us in any of four locations across the United States:

• Costa Mesa, CA
• San Francisco, CA (free lecture only)
• Omaha, NE
• Nashville, TN

A full solar eclipse crossing over from coast to coast is a once-in-a-generation event — an experience you will always remember, but photographing it might not be as simple as it seems. The eclipse will last just about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in most locations and carry the inherent risk of injuring your eyes or destroying your camera sensor.


 

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute or Photography Instructor Dave Henry for an intensive, hands-on workshop on photographing the solar eclipse. This event was designed for the photographer who wants to leave nothing to chance when preparing to photograph the solar eclipse.

In our hands-on workshop, you will learn and practice the essential steps for photographing a solar eclipse:
• How to choose the right camera and lens
• How to mount a solar filter correctly
• How to practice focusing and tracking the sun
• How to create correct exposure using solar filters
• How to exercise personal safety

In addition, you will go through a series of shooting drills where you simulate the 17 steps you will need to take during the 2 1/2 minutes the eclipse travels overhead. There is no room for error with this short time frame, and our drills will help build the confidence you need on August 21st.

After the shoot, you will go back to the classroom where we will work through the steps of post processing your images to export spectacular imagery.

Get Hands-on With The Best Canon Gear
You’ll not only shoot with the best instructors—you’ll shoot with the best gear. Workshop attendees can access a range of Canon “dream gear,” including the latest EOS cameras and lenses, with Canon instructors ready to offer their technical and creative assistance every step of the way.

Try these lenses at our workshop
• EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
• EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
• EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
• EF 200 – 400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
• EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
• EF 400 f/5.6L USM
• Extender EF 1.4x III
• Extender EF 2xIII

What You Will Learn
• General tips & Technique for Solar Eclipse photography — how to plan, what to expect
• How to determine the angle of the sun
• How to put on a solar filter properly
• How to create exposure of a solar eclipse
• Camera settings and shooting techniques
• Sequence drills to help boost your confidence shooting the eclipse
• Safety tips/gear
• Canon equipment considerations from low to high end
• Third-party equipment considerations (tripods & filters)
• Creative considerations — what types of photo opportunities and composition will work best
• What next — what other astro-events to consider shooting?
• What to do with your images after the shoot — editing & printing,

What’s included
• You will have the opportunity to learn and experiment with a range of Canon EOS DSLR Bodies and EF Lenses.
• Expert instruction in the field and classroom from Ken Sklute and support from the Canon Live Learning Team
• Access to the latest Canon gear: L-Series lenses, and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 80D bodies.
• 1-2 Professional prints of your work to take home from a Canon Pro Printer

Why Learn with Canon
Canon Live Learning Workshops let you access exclusive experiences where you can develop. In just one day, this fun, hands-on workshop will expand your portfolio, create prints of your favorite images and help you make new friends.

Shoot Side-By-Side With The Pros
You’ll be alongside like-minded photography pros, ready to answer any question —and provide expert advice on how to bring your visions to life, how to maximize your camera’s functions and get creative with lenses.

Personalized Experience
In this intimate setting, you’ll have easy access to instructors as well as the Canon Live Learning support staff. You’ll have all the attention you need to further develop your skills.

Cautions
NEVER look at the sun without accredited and approved solar filtration over your eyes. There are special solar viewing frames that can be used over your eyeglasses or solar viewing glasses for those that don’t wear glasses. Permanent, irreversible eye damage and/or blindness can result in seconds.

NEVER point your camera into the sun without this special solar filter. All camera lenses need an accredited and approved solar filter. Not using a solar filter at eclipse magnifications will ruin your camera in seconds.

NEVER improvise, modify or use general neutral density (ND) photography filters. They are totally insufficient to provide the protection your eyes, and your equipment, need. There are reasons for this that we’ll address in an upcoming article. Buy an approved solar filter. They’re inexpensive and are designed for the task.


Costa Mesa, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 16, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626


Omaha, NE
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date: July 23, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114


Nashville, TN
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Hands-on Workshop with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 30, 2017
Length of time: 6 hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Cost: $199
Location:
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214


 

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute or Photography Instructor Dave Henry to learn tips and tricks to capture images of the upcoming total Solar Eclipse. Ken or Dave will lead a discussion and demonstration to explain how you can photograph the solar eclipse safely and creatively.

Our expert instructor will take you through a checklist of all the items you will need for a successful eclipse photography shoot:

• What cameras and lenses will provide the best results
• What solar filters you should use and how to select them
• What are practical accessories that will increase your likelihood of a successful shoot
• How to select the best location to photograph the eclipse
• What composition decisions lead to the best results

Most photographers who have captured a solar eclipse say that it can be a life-changing event — but only if you get the shot. Join our free workshop to help improve your chances of creating great photos of the solar eclipse.


Costa Mesa, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 15, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626


San Francisco, CA
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date:  July 20, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Canon Live Learning San Francisco
201 California Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94111


Omaha, NE
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Dave Henry(Bio)

Date:  July 22, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114


Nashville, TN
Preparing for the Solar Eclipse Lecture and Demonstration with Ken Sklute(Bio)

Date:  July 29, 2017
Length of time: 2 hours (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Cost: Free!
Location:
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214


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