Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares tips on how to capture awesome images from space (VIDEO)


posted Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM EDT


Ever wonder how astronaut Chris Hadfield is able to shoot those amazing images from the International Space Station (ISS) that we've featured on Imaging Resource? In the video below shot on board the ISS, Station Commander Hadfield share his secrets on capturing great photos of the earth from space. (That is, in case you're ever lucky enough find yourself floating around on the ISS one of these days.)

In the video, put out by the Canadian Space Agency, Hadfield peels a Velcro-ed Nikon rig off the wall of the cupola of the ISS and explains how to "focus, frame, and fire" to get the best shots.  Specifically, Hadfield uses a Nikon DSLR with a 400mm Nikkor lens, noting that he sets the camera to manual and uses the "Sunny 16 rule," setting the camera to f/16 to get a wide depth-of-field and decrease the exposure of the earth, which is extremely bright against the black surrounding space.

Check out the video below to hear more of Commander Hadfield's tips on photographing the earth. You can also see more of his Hadfield's space photos in our previous story or at his Twitter feed, which is a must follow. To find out more about the camera gear they're using on the ISS, check out this post.

(Via PetaPixel)