N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1760 posts, RR: 63 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7425 times:
While browsing most popular photos today, saw a few cabin shot and I've always wondering other's peoples views on cabin photos.
For myself, I always prefer clean cabin, no pax, no crew, no lovely FAs, and fresh cabin if possible. (mostly before flights or press tour) but I know this is not always possible and sometimes I took some "messy" pictures as well (a compromise to my own belief and standard)
Perhaps I am just very narrow and extreme, but that's just my way of taking and seeing a cabin photo should be like. But since this hobby is very wide and no definition of right or wrong, I would like to see others view of cabin pics.....share your thoughts.
N754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7416 times:
Well, you do have great cabin shots and sometimes its hard to get the plane that clean and no crew or pax.
However seeing shot after shot after shot of the same airlines from the same people of the same angle for me just gets boring. Same goes for people that upload 40 pics of Southwest 737-700's taken from the same place on the same day
I agree with Viv here, their just not my thing. They do get alot of hits on this site so they are a very popular motive. I'm more of a cockpit fan over the cabin. Uncluttered shots to do look better of course.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5888 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
Personally... Can't see the point in them, I guess that is not the opinion of many Anet visitors tho.
I guess I have spent far too much time being cramped, uncomfortable and tired in airliner cabins to be excited by pics of them.
Good cockpit shot with interesting details on the displays and maybe something going on outside.. that is a different thing.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7324 times:
Some cabin views I find interesting just to see what a particualr airline and aircraft looks like but normally I don't like them.
I think some (not all) people like cabin shots as it boosts their ego by putting a comment like "shot from biz class" "shot from the front cabin" "lovely flight on board this 747 as I enjoy free champagne and caviar" "I get double AAdvantage miles for this flight" etc
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7307 times:
I can safely say that I have never opened up a cabin photo in about 4 or 5 years viewing this site. I find them completely uninteresting, possibly because I don't have the opportunity to fly a lot. But there can be no doubt that they are very popular photos. I have always assumed this is because many people are interested in seeing what the seating will be on their plane prior to a flight, and come here to check them out. But some of the massive viewing figures they get are fascinating.
This raises a potentially very interesting debate about what should and should not feature on the database, and what the aims of the site are - ultimately, of course, Johan's decision. Contrail shots - now there's another one .
Diezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7288 times:
I agree with Paul but like to add something.
Allthough I'm not very interested in cabin views, I can understand why they generate a lot of hits.
Not all hits are generated by us photogs. Lot's of non photogs are just very interested in how the cabin will look at their next flight and how the cabin could have looked if they were able to pay for that premium class ticket, because chances are high that they will never fly that way.
I think you can compare it like peeking into your rich/famous neighbour living room . From that perspective I can understand that those shots generate a lot of views and serve a purpose.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2156 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7288 times:
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Cabin shots can be interesting if they show new cabin layout with some nice features or VIP a/c interiors but there's hardly something more boring than just row after row of empty seats showing nothing else than ... empty seats.
As cabin shots however mostly get some thousands views certainly motivates some people to upload them in more or less greater number. Getting these numbers with an exterior view of an a/c is definitely more difficult...
Jakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7282 times:
Quoting Psych (Reply 15): have always assumed this is because many people are interested in seeing what the seating will be on their plane prior to a flight, and come here to check them out.
Personally, I think cabin shots are interesting, but only when the shot is totally uncluttered. Whenever I'm flying on an airline I have never been on, or in a class of service that I have never been in, I always do some research on the site to see what to expect. I also like seeing what different airplanes around the world look like on the inside, since I'll never be on many of those planes and have the opportunity to see for myself first-hand.
Quoting JeffM (Reply 11): especially don't like the wide angle effect. The distortion makes them unnatural.