Capturing photographs of rockets in flight provides a unique challenge. We welcome photographers to our launches as we are always looking for photos the that capture the action and excitement of amateur rocketry. Please post photos on our Facebook Page or create your own rocketry album on Flickr or Google that we can share as photographers have done below.
Shikhar is a photography enthusiast who captures moments, in this case, with the Sony Alpha A9II and Sony FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens. He has a varied interest in photography and loves science. NZRA’s National Launch Day 2021 event was a welcome opportunity for him to combine his two interests and experience something unique and exciting. This event was the start of a life-long interest to watch rockets shoot for the stars. So rockets, much fly, wow!
Peter has been into rocketry for as long as he can remember and into photography after getting his first camera the old family Kodak reflex in the mid 80's . National Launch Day 2021 Peter was an opportunity for Peter to try out his new Canon EOS R6 full frame mirrorless camera with image stabalisation and EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L II lens.
Dave runs a full frame Canon 5D MK4 camera and 200m or 400mm lenses and does a remarkable job capturing rockets in flight. In this image taken NZRA members attended Thunda Down Under in Australia Dave captured a rocket flying at close to Mach 2 shredding it's fins thousands of feet above ground level.
Alex enjoys flying rockets and photographing liftoffs and landings. Alex recently purchased a Canon RF 100-400 zoom lens from Heathcote Appliances which has significantly increased the quality of the photos from his Canon 60D camera.
Rocco runs a full frame high speed Sony Camera and lenses capturing exceptional launch photos
Paul is a keen professional photographer who's photographs of the first Nike launch were published in the press.