John Kraus shares some of my favorite rocket launch photos, and one of his most recent ones was shot on an iPhone XS Max.
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#ShotoniPhone + remote camera photography at the launchpad = 🤯 — Here’s an up-close look at yesterday’s SpaceX launch of CRS-19, captured using an iPhone XS Max placed at Space Launch Complex 40, just about 850 feet from the rocket, the day before liftoff. I’m continuously amazed at what modern smartphones can capture and I’ve enjoyed pushing the envelope with phones in the last few months. After a failed attempt to use an iPhone as a remote camera earlier this year, I was incredibly surprised to find images on the phone post-launch. If you’re unfamiliar with remote camera photography and my work in general: This phone operated autonomously from a distance that is unsafe for humans to watch the launch, which makes capturing these closeup images all the more difficult. 📱🚀