mbudget
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How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:06 pm

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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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:18 pm

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!

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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:52 pm

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....
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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Thanks for your two answers.

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

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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:57 pm

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?
 
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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:13 pm

Quoting mbudget (Reply 3):

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

In-Flight Entertainment.

Though everyone knew that!!
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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:16 pm

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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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:49 am

No more passenger cabin shots please. Window and wing views are however always a pleasure to see.
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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:56 am

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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RE: How To Get Good On-board Shots?

Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:23 am

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.

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