NASA’s Guide to Photography with a Hasselblad

Here is your chance to relive those childhood dreams of being an astronaut-photographer.

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Sample images used by NASA to illustrate the proper ways to compose an image.

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“Clean the windows of the shuttle before you photograph through them.”

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These obscure diagrams are meant to explain the basics of composition.

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A very helpful page breaks down the best techniques for finding a proper exposure.

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Depth of field makes even more sense when your subject is floating in space.

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Hasselblad’s 500EL’s made manually focusing fairly simple.

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A couple of breathtaking sample images are used to display the differences in focal length.

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“The meter is battery powered. There are no spares on-board.”

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NASA breaks down with incredible detail, the many different functions and parts of a Hasselblad lens.