Photographing the 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

Photographing the 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

There was a solar eclipse a few days ago, on June 10, 2021, to be precise. It happened at sunrise, and we could only witness it as a partial solar eclipse, partially obscured by the clouds. Yet, that allowed me to photograph the eclipse without using any special filter. I do not own any ND [...]

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting Using a specific lighting pattern can help define our photographic voice. In my previous post I mentioned split lighting and how it can be used to evoke a certain mood and look, in particular in black-and-white portraits. Today let's look at back lighting. Back lighting creates silhouettes, [...]

On Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Photographing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse in NYC area Yesterday, those of us living in NYC area got to watch the solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse that is, mostly through layers of thin, and at times thick clouds. While I did not appreciate the thick clouds, the thin ones added a certain dramatic [...]