We have all experience seeing others trying to take photos from a plane. It is not hard to see why they are doing it as the view of the clouds and sunlight is breathtaking. However, for those who have tried, you will know it is hard to take good pictures from a plane. Sometimes it is just not knowing the angle or perspective that we should point our cameras to. Hence I rounded up some amazing pictures from a plane to let you see how others have done it successfully.
Using clouds and the sea view is a classic perspective that is easy to take from a window seat. Make sure the sun is not directly overhead to capture the nice shadow effect on the sea.
City night lights provide a perfect scene for a photo. Take this picture as you are approaching the airport so that the view is near enough to see the lights from the ships and the city. If it is evening time, you will get the nice glow in the sky as well.
A nice sunset always make for a good photo. Notice the different color tones in the sky created by the dipping sun. This is a perfect moment for a nice photo from your window.
If you are coming out of a rainy weather, you might get the chance to take this kind of photos, where lights are breaking out from the clouds. This needs a lot of luck, especially if you want the city to be in view as the lights are coming out.
City landscape photos are easy to take. Try for a shoot that you can see some parts of the sea. In the above image, the sun rise created a nice lighting effect that might not be easy to capture if you are not on a morning flight.
If you happen to fly past some natural landscapes with beautiful patterns, this is a great chance to capture some nice images. Make the landscape filled about 75% of your picture and let the sky and clouds filled the remaining. Remember to include the wing of the plane to let others know you are taking this photo from an airplane window.
Winter photos have a nice natural background that is beautiful to look at. If you happen to fly past any mountains or landscapes with snow, that is the perfect time to capture a similar photo like the above.
This kind of photo is suitable when you are flying low and happens to fly past a sea with very clear waters. The patches of cloud made the picture more scenic but is something you can’t control if there are no clouds when you are taking the photo.
Any sunrise photo will look great if you capture it at the right moment. The image pictured above will give a sense of what is the best timing to talk such a photo if you happen to see sunrise during your flight.
This is another classic and easy to take shoot. When you are flying over large patches of clouds with some ‘holes’, this is the kind of photo that you can take. The ‘holes’ are important to avoid a large white patch filling your entire photo, which can be boring to look at.
Coastline pictures will naturally look good as it comprise sea, sky and parts of the city. The important thing here is to get the composition right so that the whole picture looks balance, like what is shown above.
Hope you enjoy these 11 types of photos that can be taken from a plane window seat.