How to Photograph a Rocket Launch with Erik Kuna

Today’s online photography class is all about the rocket launch. If you’ve never been to a rocket launch—strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Join Erik Kuna on location at the historic Launch Complex 39A, the epicenter of the space program. In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to tell the story of a rocket launch.

Let’s get going, you can watch the class here!

Course Outline:

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

Tune in for Erik Kuna’s latest class and explore the wonders of outer space!

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.