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The Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024 - A Photography Workshop

Dates:August 5-12, 2023
Meets:Sa from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
Cost: $149.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

If you're reading this, you probably remember what you were doing on August 21, 2017. That was the date millions watched a rare and spectacular total eclipse of the sun. If you were lucky, you may have even captured some memorable pictures of the event. If not, don't worry because you're going to get another chance on April 8, 2024! That is when another total eclipse of the sun will cut a path right through the heart of the United States from Texas to Maine. On that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, casting a shadow that will completely block the sun for more than four minutes! That's almost twice as long as the 2017 eclipse! If 2024 seems too long to wait, we can warm up with an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023. An annular solar eclipse is a unique type of partial eclipse when the moon almost blocks the sun except for a thin ring around the edges. This annular eclipse is viewable in the southwest United States. Although they lack the spectacular moment of totality, annular eclipses are still exciting photographic opportunities. And this is a great way practice for 2024! If 2017 taught us anything about eclipse photography, it is be prepared! After this exclusive workshop, you will be. You'll learn: o what causes an eclipse, including when and where to see it; o the difference between an annular and a total eclipse; o how to view and photograph eclipses safely; and o how to adapt to weather conditions. In short, everything you need for successful eclipse photographs! About the Instructor: Steve Zigler photographed his first total eclipse in 2017 from a remote hayfield near Guernsey, Wyoming. Steve's second eclipse experience took place in central Chile in 2019. Steve's ambitious goal is to spend 20 cumulative minutes in totality under the shadow of the moon. Steve lives in Knoxville and specializes in landscape photography, night photography, and deep-sky astroimaging.
Fee: $149.00

UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Steve Zigler

Steve Zigler, owner of Steve Zigler Photography, specializes in landscape and night photography. He leads a variety of workshops for the UT Photography Certificate Program.

Date Day Time Location
08/05/2023Saturday9 AM to 1 PM UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville
08/12/2023Saturday9 AM to 1 PM UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

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