Airborne Photography

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  1. altitude604

    altitude604 TPF Noob!

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    Just a quick inquiry...

    any tips on taking pics from an aircraft? I'm going up this morning for a flight out to the Quebec / Labrador border.

    Last time I was up in the Twin Otter all I had was a cellphone camera. This time I'd like to get some better shots.

    Oh, for those that don't know, this is a Twin Otter.

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    I'll post some pics when I get back later this afternoon. :)
     
  2. flyingember

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    from the air? window open or not? if it's at all hazy count out getting really good photos even from a low altitude.
    you want the windows open for the best shots but to do that you want to have a really good strap and a death grip because of turbulance.

    the best photos you'll see from the air are taken with from inside a bubble mounted below the plane

    here's some unedited shots of mine taken through small plane window on a hazy day. I edited one (not posted) to be much better but it will never be as good as if there wasn't a cockpit in between
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    as to that airplane photo you posted there's nothing special about it. it's gray with a gray sky and gray ground behind it.
     
  3. altitude604

    altitude604 TPF Noob!

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    ^ lol i didn't say the pic was special. just illustrating what i was going in for those that weren't familiar. ;)

    So basically as this was our off-strip machine, the windows were kinda ****e.

    Here's a couple that turned out alright.

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    #1 Captain Cox on our departure from Goose Bay.

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    #2 Things getting a little more barren as we head NW towards the Quebec Border.

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    #3 Speedair 980 at the Border Beacon.

    Really wish I had a better lens in this range. Unfortunately had to use my Kit Lens for this trip.
     
  4. smokinphoto

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    Not bad shots at all.. I like it! :)
     
  5. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My 2 cents....

    I really like #3... But I think a different point of view might work here...

    Perhaps a 3:1 aspect ratio and a B&W conversion... Just a thought...

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