New York, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2010
Weather permitting, a total eclipse of the Moon will be visible in most of North America on December 20th and 21st. The eclipse will start in the early morning of Tuesday December 21st for observers in the eastern United States, and late the evening of Monday December 20th in the West. This is an exciting event for astronomers and it can provide great opportunities for photographers to take some stunning lunar eclipse photos as well.
“We've waited almost three years for a total lunar eclipse — the last one was in February, 2008, and there won’t be another on in North America until April 15, 2014, just as we’re filing our 2013 taxes,” noted Chuck DeLaney, Director of the New York Institute of Photography. “Photographing the moon is relatively easy compared to other celestial bodies, because it's – astronomically speaking - close to the earth.”
Unlike solar eclipses that run the risk of damage to the eye, a camera with a long lens and a tripod are all that’s necessary to record this intriguing celestial event. Complete instructions and tips (bring a flashlight and wear warm clothing) on photographing both the unobstructed full moon and the lunar eclipse are available on the Web site of the New York Institute of Photography.
DeLaney noted, “What better way to enjoy a winter’s evening than to be out in the fresh night air watching a rare event that has brought wonder to human kind since we started looking up at the night sky? Today’s digital cameras make it easy for photographers to record this amazing event.”
The New York Institute of Photography is the world's oldest and largest photography school. Established in 1910, NYIP has grown to become the premier provider of distance photography training, educating more than 20,000 students in the U.S. and more than 50 countries abroad at any given time.
NYIP offers three multi-media home study courses in Professional Photography, Digital Photography: Photoshop® for Photographers and the NYIP Short Course: Fundamentals of Digital Photography. These courses combine the convenience of at-home study with state-of-the-art photography training for everyone from new photo enthusiasts to emerging professional photographers. Every course includes printed lessons, supplemented with audio commentary and video demonstrations. All NYIP students get a personal advisor and custom audio evaluations of their photographs.
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