If it’s good enough for astronauts, it’s good enough for you: someone on metafilter found NASA/Hasselblad’s photography guide for astronauts, which doubles as an instruction manual for the space Hasselblad. It’s actually a not half bad introduction to the basics of photography, including exposure, focus, depth of field, the effects of different focal lengths, and composition. Guys who had no training in photography beyond this little booklet took some of the most striking and recognizable photos ever. Of course, it’s easier to make great photos when you have a camera angle that only a dozen people have ever had access to.
In amongt the crowd in Asakusa on New Year’s Day I ran into Arimoto working the crowd with his camera. Check out his newly redesigned website! He’s been shooting with his new SWC- pictures from which will make up his next exhibition in January.