This Is How Astronauts Take Photos Of Earth From The International Space Station

Some handy tips in case you find yourself in space

NASA space photography

NASA space photography

Photos from space are almost automatically interesting. The vantage point alone is enough to make for a compelling image. But, the rules of photography still apply, even when you're floating way above the surface of the earth. So, if you're curious about what goes into making a killer image of earth from space, this is the video for you: Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his process for shooting from the International Space Station.

There has been a lot of talk about the cameras and gear that's up there in space, but it's cool to hear some talk about technique. It's also entertaining to see some commentors lusting after the camera gear up in the station. In the grand scheme of space equipment, even pro photo gear seems pretty affordable.