I had never seen this before, although you might have—it was published in 2013. A wonderful short by the Goddard Space Flight Center about the shooting of "Earthrise," undoubtedly one of the greatest photographs ever made. The video recreates the making of the shot in wonderful detail.
Gave me a lump in my throat. I'm not sure how you can be human and not be moved at least a little by that sight.
I filed this under "Shooting Techniques," but the lessons are pretty simple...know where the color film magazine is, and, of course, "be there."
(Thanks to Michel)
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Hernan Zenteno: "Wonderful moment. 'Hurry!' :-) "
Tom: "250th at 11 and be there."
Todd Gustavson, George Eastman Museum: "Mike, I though this would be a nice addition to your story—an image of the Hasselblad HEC from the Museum's collection."
Mike replies: Thanks Todd! Very nice.
David Zivic: "What I liked most about one of the greatest photos ever taken: it was handheld with available light. There wasn't time to stage the shot and it was a moving target with a time-sensitive opportunity. The camera was loaded with the wrong film. It was taken through a closed window with no way to clean it on the outside. The people nearby were helpful, but still distracting. I also liked the he used the best available camera with him at the time for the shot."