26 Feb Interesting aerial photography landscapes from a commercial airliner
Aerial photography landscapes
Very often as you fly over somewhere interesting you can be blown away by the view, but it can be quite hard to get a reasonable image through the nasty scratches and cloudy window. Have a look at how we create interesting aerial photography landscapes through a commercial aircraft window.
Providing the port hole window it isn’t tooooo scratched and not full of condensation you can actually get quite a good image. This is mostly due to the fab Dehaze tool in Photoshop.
Air landscape, Cape, South Africa
Air landscape Cape, South Africa – before dehaze
When framing your image check the reflections through the viewfinder to ensure they’re not too prominent. You can reduce them by tilting the camera a bit.
Once in RAW, make your initial Exposure adjustments. Then in the panel on the right hand side, click “FX” (7th tab along). Dehaze is at the top of that. Push the slider slowly to the right and watch the change in the image. As with all changes in RAW (and Photoshop) it’s always a good idea to push it too far and bring it back – this gives you a good idea of what too much looks like.
North Africa from the air
North Africa before
Aerial photography landscape – North Africa
North Africa airscape before
You’ll be amazed at how you can make a reasonable aerial photography landscape when flying thousands of feet in the air.