How to sketch solar obscure with your smartphone

August 19, 2017 - Supermoon

by: KIRO7.com
Updated: Aug 18, 2017 – 10:45 PM

Many who wish to constraint a obscure Monday regulating their veteran digital cameras have been warned to strengthen their camera lenses with correct solar filters.

But what about smartphones?


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Here are some ubiquitous discipline for holding successful smartphone photos of a solar eclipse.

Tips for holding a successful sketch with a smartphone

  • Use a tripod or rest your smartphone on a fast aspect to equivocate shaking.
  • Make primer adjustments. Focus on a obscure by drumming a picture on a shade and extinguishing or lightening a exposure. Do not rest on your smartphone’s autofocus.
  • On iOS cameras, a intent idol will seem after we daub an object. This is a bearing slider. On Android cameras, a bearing environment can be found after drumming a rigging icon.
  • NASA says zooming in with your smartphone will not change a fortitude of your shot. For a aloft fortitude shot, we will need telephoto lenses to shave directly over a existent smartphone lens.

Safety issues

  • NASA suggests regulating a span of ISO-Certified sun-viewing eyeglasses to cover a camera lens of your smartphone.
  • Smartphones were not meant for intent and moon photography since a camera lenses are really small.
  • Using visual filters to sketch a obscure when we are not on a trail of assemblage is risky.
  • Without a filter, a intent will seem like a blob of light with pixelated edges in your photograph.
  • According to NASA, a best approach to strengthen your camera while indicating it during a intent is to cover a lens with a solar filter. If we sketch a solar hoop though a filter, we will see zero though sensor blooming.
  • Blooming happens when a vast volume of light gets focused to a singular indicate on your camera’s picture sensor. For example, when we take a print of a supermoon with your smartphone, it will come out as a splendid intense universe floating opposite a black sky.



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