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How To Get Good On-board Shots?  
User currently offlinembudget From Switzerland, joined Jun 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

I'll travel on AF A380 from CDG-LHR next monday and I want to take the opportunity to take some on-board shots. What would you guys suggest to get the best on-board shots? What is worth being photographed and how do you get to take the photos? Thanks for your answers in advanced.


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User currently offlinepilotalltheway From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Hi,

I'd recommend speaking to the cabin crew prior to boarding to ask if you can take photos. Explain really well what you are doing and why and they are more likely to give in.

Quoting mbudget (Thread starter):
What is worth being photographed

It's not what we recommend, it's what YOU want to photograph, although I'm sure some nice wing shots wont harm the community!

Have fun, give us your feedback, I'm taking my AF A380 flight in August!

-Alfie



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User currently offlinespencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1633 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Take pictures of anything that takes your eye. Don't expect an image of the onboard IFE to get accepted here however.
Enjoy the Whale, it's amazing. Try to get upstairs, IMO it's a better deck, less noise if anything. I asked for access to the flightdeck on arrival into CDG but was denied. The crew, btw, was pretty good but nothing I'll remember. The choice of food ran out on both legs too....
Spence.



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User currently offlinembudget From Switzerland, joined Jun 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

Thanks for your two answers.

@spencer: What do you mean with "IFE"?

-magnus



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User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Quoting mbudget (Thread starter):
I'll travel on AF A380 from CDG-LHR next monday

Just out of curiosity: this isn't a scheduled flight, is it? Why would AF fly the A380 from CDG to LHR? I know it's a high density route, but that seems a bit excessive, no?


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Quoting mbudget (Reply 3):

@spencer: What do you mean with "IFE"?

In-Flight Entertainment.

Though everyone knew that!!



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Quoting mbudget (Thread starter):

Take a look at photos which are on the database already and see if you like any of them. Shots from the aisles of a section of Economy might be a starting point. You'll have to pick the right seats if you want any good window shots because the A380 windows are pathetically small. Analyse the photos when you get home and see what you could improve on for next time.

Quoting ORDFan (Reply 4):

Staff training purposes, IIRC. Getting them used to the plane.



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User currently offlineghajdufi From Hungary, joined Jun 2005, 233 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4216 times:
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No more passenger cabin shots please. Window and wing views are however always a pleasure to see.
Enjoy the ride!



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
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In terms of technical aspects of cabin shots, I'm sure everyone has certain basic settings, what works for me (with my Canon 17-55/2.8 IS lens) is usually ISO400, F4.0 (or higher to increase DOF) and 1/15 (usually still sharp with the IS) and then adjust for the light conditions.


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User currently offlinembudget From Switzerland, joined Jun 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 5):

I guessed it was that, but I'm sorry I didn't know this abbreviation  

@all other: Thank for your replies, I'll try to follow each of your advices.

-magnus



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