Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1498 (1:04:55)

Chris Marquardt

For today's photo tip, Chris has a few ideas on how to take a great picture out of an airplane window. The problem is that airplanes have windows that aren't photo friendly. They are double-paned, scratched, and probably dirty. Even in the best conditions, the windows are bent and create reflections and distortions. You can cut out reflections by using black cloth behind you, though. The closer you are, the less chance you have of seeing reflections. Distortions, though, are another challenge. You can shoot at a slight angle in the hopes of compensating, but it's a challenge. Also, if you use Seat Guru, you can choose a seat that isn't above the wing. The wing will obscure up to half your image. The further back you sit, though, the bumpier the ride. So sitting before the wing is better. You can also use a gimbal to combat the shaking.

Don't forget our current assignment - "Hand." Take a photo of, about, or otherwise concerning the concept of "Hand" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "HAND" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next week's photo review segment!