pilotalltheway
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What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:01 pm

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!).

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-Alfie
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:23 pm

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:41 pm

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:00 pm

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.

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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:32 am

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
 
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:58 am

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:03 am

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.
 
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:10 am

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

Here you go...
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:58 am

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.....  

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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:55 am

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:09 am

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.

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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:22 am

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:46 am

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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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:32 pm

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
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RE: What Is It About Cabin Shots?

Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:41 pm

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
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