Monday, 2 August 2010

Photographers In Space!!!

While hunting around on the internet looking for an example of the Reseau Plate used on the Hallelblad cameras the Apollo astronauts took to the Moon I came upon this interesting little item, the "NASA Astronaut's Photography Manual". An interesting read, as it not only covers the technical skills needed to operate an manual focus, manual exposure medium format camera in space, wearing heavy gloves and a helmet, but also because it takes time to teach the astronauts the basics of composition, and how to take an aesthetically pleasing photo.
It's available to download Here.