How to Safely Photograph a Solar Eclipse with a Smartphone: Tips and Recommendations

  1. Looking directly at a solar eclipse can damage your eyes, and the same applies to phone cameras.
  2. Using a magnifying lens attachment requires proper filters to protect the phone’s sensor.
  3. The safest way to photograph the eclipse with a smartphone is by holding eclipse glasses in front of the camera lens.
  4. Using a tripod and a delayed shutter release time can help stabilize the camera and reduce blur.
  5. Natural landscapes and phenomena, like tree shadows, can create interesting eclipse-related imagery.
  6. Practice using your camera’s manual controls beforehand to prepare for capturing the eclipse.
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