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Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Sun Apr 01, 2001 12:51 pm

Hello all,
I am going to Greece this summer and I want to have some exquisite cockpit/cabin/wing shots. I have taken a few before, however many of them turned out blurry and not very good. Is there any advice to taking these kinds of pictures.
BTW I own a Canon EOS Rebel 2000
Thanx in advance

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jasonm
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Sun Apr 01, 2001 4:22 pm

Hi,

If you want to get good cabin shots make sure you use your flash. Don't rely on the interior cabin lights or you camera will select a slow shutter speed (if on program mode) which will give you a blurry shot.

Good Luck,

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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Sun Apr 01, 2001 6:30 pm

It all depends what you want to accomplish.

For Flight deck shots, flash is an absolute no no, unless the light conditions are really poor then I would make an exception.


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Nothing beats "glowing panels" flash just destroys a nice atmosphere.

hand held

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tripod

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Most of my flight deck shot were done hand held. I don't know if you have a steady hand if not, if not look for something to lean on or bring a mono or tripod.

Cabin shots, depends on the light, I have done both.
With and w/o flash, again it depends how steady and still you can hold your camera.

flash

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no flash / hand held

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Film used for all the above: Kodak Elite Chrome 100

Hope this helps a little

Vasco
 
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Sun Apr 01, 2001 10:45 pm

If you have to shoot a dark cabin or cockpit, use a tripod. If there is enough natural light or sufficient cabin light, shoot without a tripod. My cabin shots on Airliners.net were shot with a P&S camera and came out fine.
 
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Fri Apr 13, 2001 1:55 pm

I am most interested in Wing shots. What settings should I use for my Canon EOS Rebel 2000, when on approach, decent, takeoff, cruise when looking out the window.
Thanx

 
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Mon Apr 16, 2001 5:23 am

Use the P setting. It will do everything automatically. Don't try the auto-mode with the green square because the flash might pop up and spoil the photograph.
 
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Mon Apr 16, 2001 5:37 am

Here's a couple of shots I made in flight aboard an MD-11. The first one was without a flash, and the second one was with the flash (I asked permission first, of course).

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I should have done one more without the flash and with the light metered off of the instrument panel, but I didn't think about it. Duh!!!

Charles
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RE: Advice On Taking Cockpit/cabin/wing Shots

Mon Apr 16, 2001 6:34 am

My camera doesn't have a flash. That's why my cocpit photos aren't so good.  Sad Should I get a camera with a flash?

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