The best advice on viewing the August 21 solar eclipse is to do it.
Watch the eclipse.
Experience it first. Document it second.
Guess what? It’s going to be cool. Guess what else? Many millions of people will be consuming the experience at the same time you are. Everyone will have remarkably similar photos and video. And, there will be plenty of professional photos as well.
I’m certain it will be a huge social media event. I’m also certain that it’s difficult to imagine an event less amenable to such.
Take some shots for yourself. Your kids standing in your driveway the day it was nighttime at 1:30 in the afternoon is a good one.
But you don’t have a scoop, OK? So don’t rush to document it at the expense of experiencing it.