Explore the

Step 1 of 2

Create your profile to get all your Alpha Program notifications in one convenient location.

The Basics

Must contain at least 8 characters, an uppercase character, a lowercase character, a number and a symbol.
By joining the Alpha Universe community, you agree to the Terms and the Sony Electronics Inc. Privacy Policy and certify that you are a U.S. resident. (CA Privacy Notice).

Personalize Your Profile

Step 2 of 2

Create your profile to get all your Alpha Program notifications in one convenient location.

Your Specialty *

(Select All That Apply)

I am a... *

(Select All That Apply)


What kind of camera(s) do you shoot with? *

(Select All That Apply)


Editing Eclipse Photos

I’ve been asked at least a hundred times about info on viewing, setting up, shooting, camera settings and everything around the Solar Eclipse next week. While it’s all very important information to know, I’ve actually never photographed an eclipse before. So I figured I’m probably not the right person to write about or tell you how to do it. A quick Google search will find you thousands of articles about it. But last week I got a question about editing the photos, and I realized nobody is talking about that part – especially those cool photo composites you see where multiple phases of the eclipse all appear in one photo.

So I realized I can definitely help with what comes after. And if you’re reading this ahead of time, you still have time to make sure you get the photos you need to create some of the cool images you may have in mind.

The video below walks you through a couple of popular eclipse composites I’ve seen and how they’re done. And you can download the files I used and try them out if you’d like. I hope the video does two things. First, as you watch it I hope that you’ll get a couple of ideas on how to creatively set up your eclipse shots. What do you plan to do with this photo? What’s your final vision? Do you need to set up and shoot in a certain way to get the photo you want?


I also did a version of the video for editing in ON1.

And a version with Affinity is coming.

See more about Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski here.

Follow him on Instagram @mattkloskowski.

You can see more of his wrting on his blog.


Shop Now

Eclipse Countdown

What You Need to Know to Safely Capture the Solar Eclipse

A Long-Lens, Three-Camera Approach to the Eclipse

Did you like what you just read?

Take a minute and share this story with your friends.

Banner image