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Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots  
User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Hello all,
I am going to Greece this summer and I want to have some exquisite cockpit/cabin/wing shots. I have taken a few before, however many of them turned out blurry and not very good. Is there any advice to taking these kinds of pictures.
BTW I own a Canon EOS Rebel 2000
Thanx in advance

Arrivederci
Olympic A-340

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User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Hi,

If you want to get good cabin shots make sure you use your flash. Don't rely on the interior cabin lights or you camera will select a slow shutter speed (if on program mode) which will give you a blurry shot.

Good Luck,

Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

It all depends what you want to accomplish.

For Flight deck shots, flash is an absolute no no, unless the light conditions are really poor then I would make an exception.


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Nothing beats "glowing panels" flash just destroys a nice atmosphere.

hand held

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tripod

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Most of my flight deck shot were done hand held. I don't know if you have a steady hand if not, if not look for something to lean on or bring a mono or tripod.

Cabin shots, depends on the light, I have done both.
With and w/o flash, again it depends how steady and still you can hold your camera.

flash

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no flash / hand held

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Film used for all the above: Kodak Elite Chrome 100

Hope this helps a little

Vasco


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

If you have to shoot a dark cabin or cockpit, use a tripod. If there is enough natural light or sufficient cabin light, shoot without a tripod. My cabin shots on Airliners.net were shot with a P&S camera and came out fine.

User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

I am most interested in Wing shots. What settings should I use for my Canon EOS Rebel 2000, when on approach, decent, takeoff, cruise when looking out the window.
Thanx



User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Use the P setting. It will do everything automatically. Don't try the auto-mode with the green square because the flash might pop up and spoil the photograph.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Here's a couple of shots I made in flight aboard an MD-11. The first one was without a flash, and the second one was with the flash (I asked permission first, of course).

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I should have done one more without the flash and with the light metered off of the instrument panel, but I didn't think about it. Duh!!!

Charles


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

My camera doesn't have a flash. That's why my cocpit photos aren't so good.  Sad Should I get a camera with a flash?

Thom@s



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