BRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Just a quick question for you photogs. For those shots taken of a wing from inside the aircraft, how is it done so the shots turn out clean? Whenever I fly on a plane, the windows always have lots of spots, and usually a few cracks. Do you just correct it when you upload it to your computer, or what?
"To find fault is easy: To do better may be difficult." -Plutarch
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3796 times:
There is this effect called depth of field, which makes some things on your picture sharp and visible, and others not. If you make the DOF shallow enough, the spots will not really show up on your photos.
If you do not know what DOF is, google for it, that will give a better explanation than I can give you right now
AIRBUSRIDER From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3663 times:
I usually wipe the window down before a flight, people think I am nuts. Almost all of mt window shots on this site are from Jetblue aircraft which are pretty new and do not have years of wear and tear on the windows. My window shot routine is simple though, Shoot as many shots as I can on takeoff and landing and I am happy with 1 or 2 getting accepted from each aircraft I fly on. Photoshop is a must for the editing and I usually work on individual areas of the photo to get them just right. The screeners here on Anet are tough but if the shot is good, they will pass it. I used to hate them (used to screeners lol) but they have taught me the hard way to be a better photographer and editor. You need to have the sun where you want it for these shots to be what you want them to be and this can be tough because you are limited to one window on one side of the aircraft. Hope this helps, Anthony
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3662 times:
Quoting Wietse (Reply 4): There is this effect called depth of field, which makes some things on your picture sharp and visible, and others not. If you make the DOF shallow enough, the spots will not really show up on your photos.
Yeah, spots are no problems. Use a wide aperture and try to get the lens close to the window and you'll minimize the chances of the dirt showing. The wider the lens is, the more difficult it is to get a clear shot.
On the other hand, if the window is smeared on the outside with de/anti ice, it's almost impossible to get a good shot.