John Kraus is creating spaceflight photography
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Hi! I'm John Kraus, an 18-year-old, Florida-based photographer focusing on spaceflight photography.

Check out my website and portfolio here!

I work as a freelance rocket launch photojournalist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a member of the press, I set up cameras at the Cape's launch facilities to capture stunning closeup views of launches.  I also photograph some launches off-site to take advantage of the beautiful scenery the Space Coast has to offer.

In just over three years of photography, I've accumulated a few specific achievements I'm quite proud of: My images have appeared on the covers of Bloomberg Businessweek and Aviation Week, one of my photographs is displayed two-stories-tall at United Launch Alliance's headquarters in Colorado, and I've been featured in numerous online publications including National Geographic and CNBC, and even SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Instagram!

The world's launch cadence is rising; with it I want the quality of my photography to rise as well. New companies are entering the world of spaceflight and existing companies are doing things we previously considered impossible -- and I want to be there to document it all. Financial support from Patreon will allow me to take my photography to the next level: I'll be able to fund trips to new launch sites, buy more gear to place next to rockets, and continue toward making photography my full time career!
Tiers
Stage 1 Patron
$2 or more per month
- Access to my exclusive Discord server, where you can chat with me directly about spaceflight and photography, help me plan future photo shoots, and have direct input into what spaceflight content I create.
Includes Discord rewards
Stage 2 Patron
$5 or more per month
- Access to my Post-Launch Blog: Get a first-hand account of what it's like to photograph rocket launches as a member of the media. See my extensive planning and thought processes going into each launch, look at how my pre-launch plans compare to what I end up capturing, and see what I learn following every launch I photograph.


- Access to my exclusive Discord server, where you can chat with me directly about spaceflight and photography, help me plan future photo shoots, and have direct input into what spaceflight content I create.

Includes Discord rewards
Hi! I'm John Kraus, an 18-year-old, Florida-based photographer focusing on spaceflight photography.

Check out my website and portfolio here!

I work as a freelance rocket launch photojournalist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a member of the press, I set up cameras at the Cape's launch facilities to capture stunning closeup views of launches.  I also photograph some launches off-site to take advantage of the beautiful scenery the Space Coast has to offer.

In just over three years of photography, I've accumulated a few specific achievements I'm quite proud of: My images have appeared on the covers of Bloomberg Businessweek and Aviation Week, one of my photographs is displayed two-stories-tall at United Launch Alliance's headquarters in Colorado, and I've been featured in numerous online publications including National Geographic and CNBC, and even SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Instagram!

The world's launch cadence is rising; with it I want the quality of my photography to rise as well. New companies are entering the world of spaceflight and existing companies are doing things we previously considered impossible -- and I want to be there to document it all. Financial support from Patreon will allow me to take my photography to the next level: I'll be able to fund trips to new launch sites, buy more gear to place next to rockets, and continue toward making photography my full time career!

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Tiers
Stage 1 Patron
$2 or more per month
- Access to my exclusive Discord server, where you can chat with me directly about spaceflight and photography, help me plan future photo shoots, and have direct input into what spaceflight content I create.
Includes Discord rewards
Stage 2 Patron
$5 or more per month
- Access to my Post-Launch Blog: Get a first-hand account of what it's like to photograph rocket launches as a member of the media. See my extensive planning and thought processes going into each launch, look at how my pre-launch plans compare to what I end up capturing, and see what I learn following every launch I photograph.


- Access to my exclusive Discord server, where you can chat with me directly about spaceflight and photography, help me plan future photo shoots, and have direct input into what spaceflight content I create.

Includes Discord rewards