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How Ted Hesser Captured a Viral Picture of the Eclipse

Columbia, in partnership with Goal Zero, is proud to share “Totality,” a behind-the-scenes film that illustrates the vision and dedication of this talented team. In this piece, Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer take us through the journey and meticulous planning leading up to the shot, and share their reactions after they nailed it. The expressions on their faces as they clicked the shutter to capture the image are almost as epic as the photo itself.

Special thanks to Martina Tibell, Tommy Smith, and Michael Shainblum. 

Ted Hesser (@tedhesser) photo.  

Wow… No doubt that this picture became so viral. I don’t think anyone has ever tried or has been able to capture an eclipse image like this one before. The hardship and the work they have done behind this photograph is really an inspirational one.
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