Do you enjoy taking images from the air? Have a strong interest in aerial shots? Do you feel that traveling by air for a long period of time is boring? Try taking a camera with you on the plane, to make the aviation trip both enjoyable and memorable. To make your vacation as meaningful as possible, start clicking images from the first to the last day. Taking images from day one means starting from the moment you step onto the airplane.
The most common mistake that people make when clicking images in the plane is to place the camera lens against the plane glass and start clicking immediately. However, by clicking images in this format you get reflections; and you may even find you get lens flare. Sometimes you will even notice shakes in the images due to the vibration in the plane.
Experts suggest that by fixing a lens hood to the camera you will avoid most problems that roll down when clicking the image. Here are a few tips to help you to control the problems you face when clicking the images in the aeroplane.
Stick to the manual mode
Many apprentice photographers set the camera in automatic mode and start photographing the image. They feel that the camera adjusts accordingly and, though this will give them good pictures, it is not applicable in some cases. The best way to avoid these problems is to set the camera in manual mode and start clicking on the images. By manually setting the camera you give yourself control over the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance etc, all of which can help you to get good plane pictures.
Start your work fast
Have you ever observed that as soon as the plane takes off, moisture forms on the windows? In this case, clicking images can be quite a daunting process, so start clicking as soon as you leave the ground. This can avoid unnecessary moisture in your final pictures.
Turn off the flash
Turn the flash off when clicking the images in the plane. You do not need a flash in a plane, as it may cause reflection from the window. The flash falls on the window and reflects back to the lens, giving unnecessary flashes in the images.
Point of interest
If you are taking an aerial shot, search for a point of interest in the picture. Some aerial shots which lack a point of interest are not pleasing to the eye and can yield a boring and lifeless picture.
If you are clicking an image of the sky, then try to include the engine or wings of the plane, sunset or sunrise. Always find a point of interest in the pictures to make the plane pictures as interesting as possible.