DIY Solar Filters for DSLR and Phones
The shot at the top of this article was shot with the Iphone mentioned.
With the solar eclipse comng in just few short days, time for ordering screw on solar filters has passed. What to do? Make your own. You don’t have a DSLR, just a phone, DIY.
Here is how I created in 15 minutes a solar filter for my cameras.
Take a small piece of cardboard and cut a circle the size of your lens opening
Use your hood to draw a circle for the outside diameter
Cut to the outside dimensions
Glue the cardboard ring to the solar filter material
Cut out the circle
Hot glue to the lens hood
Using a bit of scrap solar material, cut a piece to fit over the camera lens opening on your phone
Make sure it covers the opening
Place under your protector and over the camera lens
In no time I made filters for all my cameras
Test shot with DSLR and solar filter.
Test shot with filter on Iphone
An extra pair of solar glasses can provide filter material for your phone. A piece of welding glass can be used as well.