It's probably too late to take your Hasselblad aboard a Space Shuttle
, but if the opportunity arises, read the Astronaut's Photography Manual
(PDF) and you might capture photos like this one
The secretive NRO celebrated 50 years of spying from space
with a one-day surprise public exhibition of a just-declassified KH-9 Hexagon "Big Bird" imaging satellite
. Between 1963 and 1986, a constellation of KH-7 Gambit, KH-8 Gambit 3, and KH-9 Hexagon satellites
, all revealed after a half-century of secrecy, returned high-resolution film exposures of Cold War targets from orbit by parachute.
The 808 Car Keys Micro Camera is a cheap
, poorly made
, difficult to use
miniature DV camera that is nevertheless embraced by model RC pilots
, and adventurers
. If you want to hack
your own, start with Chuck Lohr's vast 808 Car Keys Micro Camera Review page
Soyuz rocket rolls to launch pad.
A fine photoset of an otherwise routine Russian rocket rollout. I can tell that photographer Bill Ingalls
loves rockets. His favs
Pioneering electronic artist Ben Laposky
began creating his “Oscillons”
– abstract artworks created by photographing Lissajous figures
off a cathode-ray oscilloscope
– in the early 1950’s. Some consider him the father of computer art
, and the beauty
of his work is astonishing.