Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Shooting Thru Glass - Please Advise  
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2389 times:

How to make a good shot thru a window. How to avoid reflection? And last but not least - how to get it accepted here  Smile

Thanks in advance
Daniel

10 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2325 times:

Yo Danny,

Get up close to the window - if you see and feel the reflection - well , you know what I mean. Sometimes the reflection is unavoidable - other times you can cheat it and win. Good luck !!

Ya know what I mean?

Many of us are addicted to having our photos accepted here - It is fun to capture airplane photos and share. Keep having fun and sharing the photos that are worth sharing....

Also, have a great trip home.


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Hi Daniel,

U might want to watch out for double images too. As mentioned, try to get AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE, which means u might even have to place your lens directly on the glass...... U wont notice the double images until its sometimes too late.

Cheers
-Tsentsan



NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

aloha dani,


sometimes a polarizing filter can do miracles ..... , otherwise, i only can recommend, what the two guys ar saying above: get as close as possibel to the window.

cheers robin



ABC
User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Also, try to ensure you are as close to 90deg (perpendicular) to the window as possible - this helps to cut down on both reflections, and the nasty effect of the glass to make the shots look "hazy".

You will almost certainly have to correct for a bad colour-shift when you get home. Many terminal windows look clear to the naked eye, but when really they are often VERY tinted. At Stansted for example, it is always necessary to remove the heavy green tint (note the green windows in the opposite pier):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © TZ Aviation


Sometimes (when shooting at an angle less than 90deg), you can hold a hand or something up to the window to cut down on stray reflections.

Have fun!

TZ



TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Do NOT wear white or very light colored shirts - wear black if you can (seriously!). Last thing you want is your own reflection in the glass complicating things.

Andy


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Nobody has suggested the following: Put your lens directly on the window, it works of course best if you are pointing towards a subject which is located directly infront of you.

Hope this helps you,
Tim


User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

It may sound crazy but what i have done on more than one occasion is to cup my hand over the top of the lens kind of extending the lens hood and keep it there ( with the lens right up against the glass ).... it does work as the reflections are well and truly cut out , examples below..


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © T Silgrim




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © T Silgrim




cheers all Tony

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineBezoar From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 807 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

I have held up dark material (paper, fabric, or whatever) to block reflections as my son takes photos (at an angle) through terminal windows. I've thought he should keep something in the camera bag for such purposes, as it seems to work quite well. I'd pick something very dark, non-translucent, and non-reflective.


"There are none so blind as those who will not see."
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

I find that a lot of airport windows are discolored, and that you have to make adjustments in Photoshop afterwards, usually by lowering the green or blue levels in the color balance.

Anyone else get that? At least it's easy to fix.




Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Phil ... you are spot on .... the original pics do need a bit of tweaking... there is always some sort of either blue or green haze to the glass typical... no consideration for us photogs

...although the SAS 767 is straight from the camera no tweaks at all i was very lucky !



cheers
Tony



Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
NOA_Dark? Please Advise. posted Thu Dec 1 2005 18:24:37 by TravelRalf
Tips Needed For Shooting Out A Helicopter, Please posted Tue Oct 25 2005 11:49:01 by Fergulmcc
Techniques For Shooting Through Glass posted Tue Oct 25 2005 05:52:09 by TWAMD-80
Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise posted Mon Oct 11 2004 05:31:02 by 737doctor
Rejected Photos - Please Advise - Im Lost. posted Sat Feb 1 2003 02:25:13 by Alaskaairlines
My First Photo Usage. Please Advise! posted Wed Nov 7 2001 16:33:55 by Lewis
Thru The Glass Terminal Shooting posted Tue Jan 6 2004 23:37:01 by Codeshare
And Again Some Prescreening Advise Please? posted Mon Sep 18 2006 15:20:08 by Acontador
Prescreening Advise Please posted Sat Sep 16 2006 04:29:10 by Acontador
And Another Motiv Rejection - Advise Please? posted Thu Sep 14 2006 18:34:22 by Acontador