Over 8,400 NASA Apollo moon mission photos

Space fans, rejoice: today, just about every image captured by Apollo astronauts on lunar missions is now on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account. There are some 8,400 photographs in all at a resolution of 1800 dpi, and they're sorted by the roll of film they were on.

The Project Apollo Archive is also on Facebook. They'll be showcasing new renderings of some of the best imagery, and other rare images including Apollo 11 training photos.


A Photographer's War With PTSD by Adam McCauley


"One of the truly great things about war ... is that all you have to do is survive."
Marines run for cover after white phosphorus was accidentally fired at them by another company in Falluja, Iraq on November 9, 2004.[Ashley Gilbertson / VII]

Marines run for cover after white phosphorus was accidentally fired at them by another company in Falluja, Iraq on November 9, 2004.[Ashley Gilbertson / VII]

As Ashley Gilbertson crept up the dark staircase of a minaret in Fallujah, he hovered closely behind advance troops of the United States Marines. Stepping around and over the rubble created by an earlier shelling of the mosque, Gilbertson could hardly see the two soldiers in lead.

Moments before starting their climb, Gilbertson argued to be the first person in the room. He wanted to take first shot at the insurgent who used this holy perch to prey on advancing U.S. forces. However, Lance Corporal William Miller and his partner, Lance Corporal Christian Dominguez, would not back down, and they took the lead that November afternoon. As Gilbertson took to the stairs, his partner Dexter Filkins mounted the steps behind him.


INTERVIEW // Photographer Boris Mikhailov

Interview by Marta Gnyp

Boris Mikhailov is one of the leading and most celebrated artists to have emerged from the former Soviet Union. Through his rebellious nudes and formally and ideologically disturbing photo series, the Ukrainian photographer has observed and analyzed the political and social mechanisms of Soviet society from the inside. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he shocked the world with his photo series Case History, in which he mercilessly showed the invisible tragic spectrum of post-Soviet society and its individual victims.

Marta Gnyp: Lets start from the very beginning. You got interested in photography while you were working as a young engineer in Kharkov in the Ukraine, at that time one of the republics of the Soviet Union. Where did you work?

Boris Mikhailov: I started to work for a military factory that produced equipment and machinery for the space technology industry. At that time I didn’t understand quite well what the factory was doing. It was a closed enterprise and specially monitored. Already then, I was attracted more by art than by anything else.

MG: Did you get a chance to get into contact with something more artistic?

BM: I was encouraged to make a film about the factory. It happened that that place was connected to [Ukrainian and Soviet educator and writer] Anton Makarenko. In the 1920s, he collected homeless children and set up a labor colony in Kharkov where the FED camera was produced. All this happened in and around the factory. While making this film, I understood that I couldn’t show this material to anybody, because it was not in accordance to the Soviet propaganda. And then by coincidence, I got involved in photography. I was 28-years-old when I took my first photo, and it felt good. This was a picture of a girl on the street with a cigarette in her mouth. At that time the girls were not smoking on the street, it was not done. I was amazed. I was attracted by this other, not official, reality.


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3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

We love FREE stuff so when the people over at digitalcameraworld created this great FREE CHEAT SHEET, we had to pass it on

If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. There are a number of great beginner photography tutorials out there that can help you get to grips with all that functionality.

Before you get you get started, though, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp.

We’ve explained each of these concepts below, and we’ve also compiled everything into a handy photography cheat sheet for you to download and save!


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When it comes to gear versus experiences, I definitely err on the side of the experience. You can place too much emphasis on having the best gear and not the most enjoyable gear. While I take my photography very seriously, it comes in second place to taking in the world around me.

That's where this tripod comes in. It's a full-sized, but tiny and lightweight tripod and it's able to fit in my day backpack so I don't have to carry it on my shoulder or with my hand.

The best thing about it is it's price. I bought it for only a little over $100 AUD. At that price, it's far cheaper than a similarly sized professional mini-tripod, especially the carbon fiber kind.


It's tiny, at only 40cm when fully retracted which means it'll fit in most moderately sized backpacks. It weighs only 1kg which makes it easy to pack into your bag and forget about on the trail.

And at 165cm, it's maximum height is quite impressive for such a small and comparatively cheap tripod. It's definitely great for those on a budget who also want an extremely portable but full height tripod for those sneaky landscapes (like me).


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TASMANIA by Nick Bedford

Tasmania is home to a huge variety of landscapes, mountains, forests and coastal areas, all within hours of each other. These photographs are from various locations around Van Diemen's Land, as it used to be named in the early 19th century.