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I've Been Having Trouble With Window Shots...  
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2930 times:

For some reason, my recent window shots, although in bright light with the sun on the other side of the plane (so I'm not shooting into it), have come out depressingly dark. Tonight I'm flying again (in sunset!) and I want to make sure I don't mess up.

What metering settings would you recommend (center, center-weighted, full picture area?) and for sunset, and I best using auto white balance?

Thanks!

Jeremy


Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2926 times:

centerweight or matrix metering should be fine, shoot RAW, and try to overexpose by 1/3rd or so and then darken it in rawconverter, makes pic a little less grainy.


what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Your problem might be related to your focus point of choice(wing ?).
If this point is brighter due to the sun light for example the image will be dark.

My method:
- Select Av mode and your aperture of choice.
- Keep your cam level, aim somewhere but don't focus on the wing, press shutter half way and see what exposure time you get.
- Switch to manual and dial in the same numbers for aperture and exposure as found in the previous step.
- Focus on what ever you want and happy shooting, you now have a consistent exposure.

Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.



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User currently offline53Sqdn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Perhaps you should try Mac or Linux OS? I've found that shooting windows only destroys my computer.

Quoting Aviopic (Reply 2):
Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.

Now that is so uffing funny Aviopic. 10/10 mate.


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Quoting Aviopic (Reply 2):
Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.

Luckily, I don't have a lens hood on my 18-55  Wink

I agree that focus may be a problem... I've also noticed that my lens completely leaves focus and refocuses, whereas other lenses just refocus for minor adjustments. I wonder if it's just not focusing on the right thing.



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting 53Sqdn (Reply 3):
Perhaps you should try Mac or Linux OS? I've found that shooting windows only destroys my computer.

Quoting Aviopic (Reply 2):
Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.

Now that is so uffing funny Aviopic. 10/10 mate.

Having a bad day again E.T.?



Jet Visuals
User currently offline53Sqdn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
Having a bad day again E.T.?

ET? Oh yes! Easy TIGER. Back off. OK


User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Quoting 53Sqdn (Reply 6):
ET? Oh yes! Easy TIGER. Back off. OK

ET i.e a complete UFO? I'd call you a complete space cadet



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
Having a bad day again E.T.?



Quoting ChrisH (Reply 7):
ET i.e a complete UFO? I'd call you a complete space cadet

Leave it guys.
Made a little slip with the English, let them have their fun.

How would they do in Austrian, Swedish or Dutch ? Big grin



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