How to Photograph a Rocket Launch

Watch How to Photograph a Rocket Launch

Join Erik Kuna on location at the historic Launch Complex 39A, the epicenter of the space program, and learn everything you need to know to tell the story of a rocket launch. In this class you’ll learn about the history of space flight photography, the essential gear and camera settings you’ll need to use, how to capture breath taking streak shots, pad shots, and telephoto shots, the importance of pre-production, as well as tips and techniques for post processing all of your photos when the launch is over. watch trailer | watch course

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : History of Space Flight Photography
Lesson 3 : Streak Shots
Lesson 4 : Essential Gear
Lesson 5 : Specialized Gear
Lesson 6 : Camera Settings
Lesson 7 : Pre-production
Lesson 8 : Remote Setup
Lesson 9 : On Location Streak Shot
Lesson 10 : Post Production: Streak Shot
Lesson 11 : Post Production: Pad Shot
Lesson 12 : Post Production: Telephoto Shot
Lesson 13 : Conclusion
Lesson 14 : Bonus Lesson: Daytime Launch

Erik Kuna | Space Flight Photographer

Erik Kuna

Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate Rocket Launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry, and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.

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