This is a once-in-a-lifetime film experience. A trip to space, to the International Space Station ISS, explored with a camera. The ISS Image Frontier — Making the Invisible Visible is a stunning tribute the ISS as well as a certain Dr. Don Pettit who is not so petit at all. He’s a NASA astronaut and ISS astrophotographer whose innovative photographic work in space and his passion for photography have changed the way we see earth from space.
Accompanied with insightful information on the challenges of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Dr. Pettit, this 25-minute film features a compilation of four special ISS time lapses (intro, startrails, fisheye and aurorae). Welcome aboard the ISS — enjoy stunning photography and time lapses in and from space.
Photography at the space station involves a lot of problem solving that had not been on the table before. Dr. Pettit will explain in detail. Think low light and night sky. Get the picture? Add all the problems with reflection, what working at the Cupola (an observation and work module for the ISS) is like, how those intervalometer images had been done, the exposure problem with aurorae and so much more.
Learn how to make the invisible visible – enjoy!
What gear the Dr. uses? Nikons:
Want to know more about the movie? The film’s director Christoph Malin recommends to read as well Slate’s The View From Above Our World by Phil Plait who is getting to the heart of an important message with a quote by a Saudi astronaut:
The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one earth.
It is our planet earth which is most important to us.
And if you never can’t get enough films from space then watch The Overview, another film with beautiful photography from above us all.