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What Is It About Cabin Shots?  
User currently offlinepilotalltheway From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

Howdy everybody,

I've been thinking about this for a while and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this but WHY do people find cabin shots so interesting; interesting enough for them to constantly be the 'big-hitters' of the day on the homepage. It baffles me, we're not an advertising website for airlines, are we?!?

Haha - anyway your thoughts please fellas (and ladies!).

Cheers,

-Alfie


Dude - where's my plane?
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User currently offlineGhajdufi From Hungary, joined Jun 2005, 376 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5325 times:
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Good question, it comes up every 4-6 months. It hasn't been answered yet, though. It seems the visitors love them, the people who are on this forum aren't so crazy about them.


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User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

Quoting pilotalltheway (Thread starter):
but WHY do people find cabin shots so interesting;

People like to see the differences in cabin "features" among the airlines, they like to see the contrasts between cabins of a bygone era and more modern arangements and stylings. But probably most of all, people like to see what $5,000-$10,000 will get them.



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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2928 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Quoting pilotalltheway (Thread starter):
WHY do people find cabin shots so interesting

It's quite simple to me. To see what the inside of the aircraft is like. After all, that's probably the most important thing when it comes to travelling on an aircraft, you want to be comfortable and in nice surroundings for anything from a few minutes to 15+ hours! We all love to see aircraft in action and photograph them doing their thing, but it's also of interest to many what they're like inside in terms of facilities, colours and configurations. This is especially true for the higher class cabins.

Darren



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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5234 times:
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A lot of people here hate cabin shots, but I personally find them interesting. As stated above, it's nice to see how airlines around the world configure/design their aircraft interiors, not to mention seeing the configuration of a rather exotic aircraft. So count me in the crowd that is attracted to cabin shots; I'll continue to upload my cabin shots, despite what seems to be the common attitude toward them.

User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

People like to see what they are flying on.

If I flew around everywhere, I'd take only cabin shots and flight-deck photos and get 50,000 hits per image too...

Perhaps we need a separate "top cabin shots of the last 24 hours" section as well? Who knows if that'd solve the perpetual complaints.


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5211 times:

Especially fish eye interiors...I would be led to believe that they get so many hits due to the small details as a thumbnail...your forced to open it up to view its contents...in addition...most interiors are fairly ordinary and the viewers curiosity would like wise have him open up the thumbnail to see what was so special to be worth photo documenting...that's my take on it. Of course new aircraft such as the A380/787 etc are the exception as we all want to see the newest additions...g

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2380 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 6):
I would be led to believe that they get so many hits due to the small details as a thumbnail...your forced to open it up to view its contents

I always thought there should be a "WTF" button, so you could open an image to see what really is without adding to the hit total.  



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User currently offlineraedervision From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 63 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
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Baffles me too Alfie but I support the freedom to post them. If people are posting them for the high numbers I think they are doing it for the wrong reasons. If the numbers were important to me I'd be taking pics of kerosene burners.

User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 7):
I always thought there should be a "WTF" button,

Here you go...
WTF Button...!


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

A factor that no-one has mentioned regarding cabin shots.....

A.net's visitors are no longer purely plane-spotters and enthusiasts, but a real mixture of people, looking for different things. Sure, we still get millions of enthusiasts all looking at what colours a particular aircraft is wearing, but we also I'm sure see industry personnel browsing the site. Also, A.net's popularity has made sure it touches those less directly involved in aviation, such as frequent or business travellers.

This should be embraced, as anything portraying our hobby or aviation in general in a good light can't be bad.

For the record, however, I HATE cabin shots! Then of course there's the whole A380 toilet issue.....  

Karl


User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

I hate 99% of cabin shots... but if done well, they can be interesting, though. When I had to do AR & AU marketing shots of the new E-190 interiors, it was nice... although I had to do it fast and the pictures did not come out as I would've liked.


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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2928 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5134 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 10):
A.net's visitors are no longer purely plane-spotters and enthusiasts, but a real mixture of people

That is very true Karl. I'm a moderator of a popular UK based holidays website with a bias towards the flights section of the site. I wrote a What Aircraft? guide for the site as reference for members to have a look at the aircraft type to expect, configurations, seat and IFE facilities etc with links to photos of aircraft and their cabins on A.net. This is a well used reference guide with the travelling public looking to find out as much about a flight and cabin comfort as they can before they book or travel. Cabin views are a particular interest in that respect and a.net gets fequent visitors because of it. As I mentioned above, for me, an aircraft interior is just as much a part of this site as external parts of the aircraft. They're one in the same. I quite like the challange of photographing cabins, they aren't the easiest to shoot.

Darren



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User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5115 times:
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Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 11):
the pictures did not come out as I would've liked.

Exactly - a good cabin shot is much more difficult to achieve than a regular exterior shot, especially in-flight. It took me a while to learn and I'm still far from perfect. While there are many average cabin shots on this site, a few ones are really masterpieces from a photographic point-of-view.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6451 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

Quoting Fly-K (Reply 13):
Exactly - a good cabin shot is much more difficult to achieve than a regular exterior shot, especially in-flight.

To add to that - especially at night or in dark conditions.

There are many average cabin pictures that make the front page (yes, I'm guilty for uploading a picture I thought was boring but because it was an A380 interior, it shot up to the front page) but for the special ones, it's well worth it. I'd say some cabin pictures are much more interesting than some of the perfectly side on pictures we are accustomed to seeing day in day out on this website.

I like seeing where I'd be flying, especially so that I can judge if the window seat I'm choosing actually has a window.



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User currently offlinepilotalltheway From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 12):
That is very true Karl. I'm a moderator of a popular UK based holidays website with a bias towards the flights section of the site. I wrote a What Aircraft? guide for the site as reference for members to have a look at the aircraft type to expect, configurations, seat and IFE facilities etc with links to photos of aircraft and their cabins on A.net. This is a well used reference guide with the travelling public looking to find out as much about a flight and cabin comfort as they can before they book or travel. Cabin views are a particular interest in that respect and a.net gets fequent visitors because of it. As I mentioned above, for me, an aircraft interior is just as much a part of this site as external parts of the aircraft. They're one in the same. I quite like the challange of photographing cabins, they aren't the easiest to shoot.

Oh Darren, you've one me over; in a sense! Haha! I can see that in your case cabin shoots are very useful. I guess I forgot that this website isn't only for aviation nut-heads. 
Quoting Fly-K (Reply 13):
Exactly - a good cabin shot is much more difficult to achieve than a regular exterior shot

That's very true, another reason I'm starting to not exactly like them, but in a way understand them and not mind them as much.  

Cheers guys,

-Alfie



Dude - where's my plane?
User currently offlinepilotalltheway From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 10):

Ah, and nice to hear from you again in the forums Karl! Haha - I thought you had resigned for a minute!

-Alfie



Dude - where's my plane?
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