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How Teenage Photographer John Kraus Shoots Rocket Launches

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

John Kraus is an 18-year-old photographer living on Florida's Space Coast who has captured dazzling photos of major rocket launches over the past few years. VICE News followed Kraus to a recently SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and aired this short segment showing how the photographer works .
Still frame by VICE News Tonight/HBO
Kraus is given special access at launches as a member of the media.
“I feel like it's a viable career option, and that's why I've decided to go all-in on it,” Kraus says. “I really want to show what the space program's doing. I want to show how great space is to the everyday person.”
Here are a couple of the photos Kraus captured at the launch using his remote cameras.
In addition to setting up his remote cameras, Kraus also stepped into a swap 10 to 12 miles north of the Cape for an off-site shot. He risked encountering gators or venomous snakes, but he's the photo he was able to create through his efforts:
Kraus previously showed us the result of placing his cameras 45...

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