An225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
Every now and than someone is taking those beautiful and extraordinary pictures of aircraft taking-off or during approach, etc.
It looks like the photographer is above the object (i.e. the plane).
I mean something like these:
So I wondered:
1. Are these pictures genuine?
2. If the answer to question (1) is "of course" (which I believe is the case), than what is the technique? I would sure like to have some of these of my own making
p.s. I am not sure that I understand how to attach the pictures, although I used the 'help' section to do that. If someone could clarify this issue, I would be grateful.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3682 times:
Quoting An225 (Reply 8): This brings me back to some more questions:
Is that allowed?
Do you need to fly with one of the doors removed? or fitting the airplane with special equipment?
I think that I can answer these questions, since I did 2 flights like these while I was in LA.
You have to unscrew the hinges in the windows. If you do that, they can open up all the way to the wing. That way, you will have a lot of room to shoot through. If you tape the window to the wing, it will stay open even if you fly slowly.
It is allowed, you are simply flying general aviation flightpaths and you get clearance from the ATC. You dont mention that you are taking photos, you just do so.
It really isnt that hard, you just need to take all the wind and vibrations from the engine into account. And you need good visibility, but that is logical .
DRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3680 times:
Yeh its real awesome...
one question if shooting from cessna wont the window distort the image?? When i shoot through passenger window its kind of blurry when i use my EF100-400mm but when i would shoot through cessna window it would be fine?
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Quoting DRAIGONAIR (Reply 11): one question if shooting from cessna wont the window distort the image?? When i shoot through passenger window its kind of blurry when i use my EF100-400mm but when i would shoot through cessna window it would be fine?
You don't shoot through the windows, you shoot through an open window. This means that it will get cold though!
1.6 on the hobbs over $100 and these are about all I could get out of it.
Keep in mind after all the BOTH of these were rejected for bad DISTANCE. Im a little discouraged considering other examples of these kind of shots that already are on a.net (and further away from the subject than mine).
TimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 66 Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
The Thomsonfly 767 is pretty good!
You could crop slightly less (maybe to the edge of the shadow on the rear and leaving a similar space to the front), increase the contrast a bit maybe balance the color and it will have a good chance of making it.
AdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3373 times:
I was the Pilot and Photographer here.. the trick is getting it to go over well with ATC. I just told PalmBeach Approach I was going to circle and "Marvel at your wonderful airport for about 5 minutes"