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User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3999 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?

Thanks

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Usually most people I guess correct in photoshop, though dirty windows are a problem because the spots can be cloned out, but the softness cannot.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

I'm always trying to fly with tissues that contains some % of alcohol. I simply wipe the windows before my flights  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 2):
I'm always trying to fly with tissues that contains some % of alcohol. I simply wipe the windows before my flights

Rafal

Yeah, but usually they are dirty on that middle shield or the outside, especially when the water is running on the windows during takeoff.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3945 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  Wink

Wietse



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User currently offlineAIRBUSRIDER From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3812 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


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3811 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.

Staffan


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