This is a series of photos that I shot of the “blood Moon” Solar Eclipse very recently. I set a Canon 5D Mk3 with a 70-200 mm lens. I used an intervalometer to take a photo every minute. It was set at ISO 400, f22 and 1/30 second exposures. When the moon was in eclipse I increased the ISO to 1600. The whole things lasted just a little over 3 hours.
I then selected several of the photos that showed different stings of the eclipse and dropped them onto layers in Photoshop. I changed the blend mode to lighten, to show them all and then positioned them. I didn’t touch the exposure or contrast of the out of camera shots.
The reason the full eclipse turns red (blood moon) is because when the moon is in the earth’s shadow with the sun behind fit, it reflects all of the earths sunsets at the same time. There hasn’t been a full lunar eclipse in this area for a decade. The next one will be this coming October.
In this lesson, Colin Smith demonstrates one of his workflows used to enhance a beautiful landscape photograph of the ocean. This is one of the many techniques from the 10 hour Photoshop For Digital Photographers training program at PhotoshopCAFE https://photoshopcafe.com/video/products/CS6_Digital_Photographers.htm
If there was a way to help you to become a better photographer and to help children be a part of a history making project, wouldn’t you want to be involved? Future Presidents is a photography project that brings together President Jimmy Carter and Dancing with the Stars sensation, Zendaya Coleman. Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith … Continued
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