Photography / Photographer / Tips / Walkthroughs / 747 / aerial / airliner / behindthescenes / christiaanvanheijst / cockpit / howitsdone / pilot / pilotphotographer

Long Exposure Photography from the Cockpit of a 747

Posted On: Oct 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Long Exposure Photography from the Cockpit of a 747

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I shoot long-exposure photos from the cockpit of an airliner and how they end up sharp, despite flying at roughly 950kmh/590mph/500kts through the air. I will try to answer that question in more detail, going through the process and challenges step by step. Hopefully it sheds some light on the techniques I use and for the pilot-photographers among us some valuable and easy-to-use tips for your next night-flight.
How it Began
Back in 2006, when I started flying the Boeing 737 all over Europe for Transavia, I was fascinated by the world at night that passed by my windows at an altitude where we would overfly most of the European weather. A perspective and tranquility that was unparalleled from what I've seen before and that simply asked for to be captured.
It was not just the mesmerizing view of countless of city lights of the sleeping world below that fascinated me; it was also the moonlight on the snow-covered Alps, the constellations...

Continue reading ...

 








Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting “Polka...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting “Polka Dot Cactus” by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 12"x12"x1" Acrylic on Canvas-Available Read more ...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale “First Frost” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $1575 Read more ...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale “First Frost” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $1575 Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Song Without Words” by Illinois...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Song Without Words” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

Fresh off the easel...another fun, lively, colorful multimedia floral abstract with a bouquet of light peach roses, a vase of music notes, dots, squibbles, words, touches of... Read more ...

Portrait Painting, Oil Painting, Tesla, “Nikola Tesla” by Texas Artist Debra...

Portrait Painting, Oil Painting, Tesla, “Nikola Tesla” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 10"x8" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available $125.00 plus $14.00 Shipping in U.S. Read more ...

Other Voices: 1941

Other Voices: 1941

October 1941. "Woodville, Greene County, Georgia. Section of a house built in the 1830s by the grandfather of Mr. Wade Durham. The house is now occupied by a Negro family... Read more ...

GOLDEN SKY by TOM BROWN

GOLDEN SKY by TOM BROWN

This painting is available here. Click the link for full details. Read more ...

A week in Northland

A week in Northland

A week in Northland I was in Northland late January - early February and packed my sketchbook and mini watercolour set alongside the togs and sunscreen. First off, it was great... Read more ...

Chihilsitoon Garden Project / Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Chihilsitoon Garden Project / Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Courtesy of Aga Khan Trust for Culture Architects: Aga Khan Trust for Culture Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Category: Restoration Lead Architects: Ajmal Maiwandi & Sekandar... Read more ...

Boris and Marla E Talk Art Shit

Boris and Marla E Talk Art Shit

Boris Douglas Garbe and Marla E Artist held an informal talk at The Nook on Robinson,. Boris's dog Lump slept on the chair behind the hosts. Boris runs the Art Gallery at Mills... Read more ...