Tips to have a great picture out of a plane window
Traveling by plane is an extremely wonderful experience because you can see the city from above, or immerse yourself in the magical cloud of nature. So many people decided to use their camera or smartphone to capture this moment, but not all of results are as expected.
If you still have not found a way to capture the perfect out of the window shot, check out the tips below:
1. Use your hand to shelter reflections
One mistake many people is to put their camera’s lens right on the plane window. They assume that it will help to cut down on reflections of the window's glass and to have a firmly shot. But it is not a right way to practice. The camera is hard to be stable, this is because the aircraft operation will have a lot of vibration.
The best way is to use a DSLR camera with a fitted lens as well as a lens hood, attached to that lens. Alternatively, when using a smartphone you can use your other hand to cover the lens as much as you can to shield it from reflections.
For a perfect shoot, you should get in as close as you can to the airplane window without touching it
2. Switch to manual focus mode
The possibility of autofocus of the today camera is very useful, but it is not when shooting through the plane window. You should switch to manual focus mode, and lock your focus on your main focal point can help a lot.
3. Shoot early in the Flight
The window glass tends to be iced up and fade after a long flight time. So to get the clear picture, please take advantage of an earlier shooting.
An early shot will be clearer and better
4. Always wait for the moment of plane banking
It is difficult to take shots of the ground when staying in the plan, this can be a cause of the window size and the angles. However, there is still the way. That is you should wait and be ready for plane banking moment when you can see and capture the ground fully. Often these moments will occur when the aircraft takeoff or landing. Please keep in mind that these moments don’t last long.
Be ready for the plane banking
5. Disable flash
You should never turn flash on your computer, otherwise, your photos will be absolutely dazzling!
6. Find your point of interest
Sometimes the scenery outside only looks spectacular but becomes un-inspirational and empty when captured. You should then look for a point of interest to bring your shot to live. You should not only focus on the airplane window but also the aircraft engines, or even inside the plane.
Look for a point of interest to have meaningful shot