Posts Tagged ‘airplane’

Pilot’s DSLR Jammed Airliner Joystick and Caused it to Plummet, Investigation Finds

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American and European regulations generally prohibit pilots from taking pictures while flying planes, and for good reason: sometimes the camera does get in the way of safe flight — literally.

An investigation in the UK has found that a military airliner took a terrifying 4,400 foot nosedive last year after the pilot’s DSLR got stuck next to the plane’s joystick.
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Pilot Selfies Likely Caused Deadly Plane Crash, NTSB Investigation Concludes

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On May 31st, 2014, a small Cessna plane crashed in a field a few miles away from Denver, killing its pilot and passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just published a report with findings from its investigation, concluding that the crash was most likely caused by the pilot becoming disoriented while taking selfies of himself.
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This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

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Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in the cabin of a passenger plane.
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Troubling FAA Report Shows Drone-Related Air Traffic Incidents are On the Rise

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A new FAA report is confirming what we imagine many responsible camera drone enthusiasts fear: the number of idiotic drone pilots is on the rise, and they’re threatening to ruin it for everyone or, far worse, cause a full-scale air disaster. Read more…

Photo Idea: Ever Tried Shooting a Star Trail from Inside an Airplane at 37,000ft?

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Here’s an interesting idea for the next time you find yourself stuck on a long, overnight flight. If you don’t have the opportunity to capture the Aurora Borealis, try to capture star trails instead. Read more…

Photographer Gets Access to Restricted Areas, Shoots Airplane Time-Lapse of Epic Proportions

When we finally build a warp drive (or, you know, whenever the aliens see fit to give us one), this time-lapse is what we imagine a warp-speed airport would look like in real-time. Planes blasting away to our outposts in Andromeda, leaving long streaks of light in their wake.

But until then, we’ll just have to be content with this beautiful time-lapse in which Milton Tan gives us an incredibly close look at the comings and goings at Singapore Changi Airport… like restricted area close. Read more…

Pro Tip: Some Airlines Have a Special Luggage Allowance for Media So You Can Pack More Gear

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If you’ve ever shot on-location somewhere far away, you probably had to make this tough decision: what gear do I take and what do I leave at the studio? For big photo shoots you’d rather err on the side of caution and take it all, but airline luggage allowances make that impossible… or do they?

It turns out that some airlines have a special policy that allows media professionals to pack a whole lot more gear. Read more…

Hyperlapse Puts You On the Dashboard of a 747 for a Trans-Pacific Trip from Tokyo to San Francisco

We’ve seen spectacular city tour hyperlapses, and creative hyperlapses created using Google Street View images, but until today, we had never seen a trans-Pacific hyperlapse that put us right in the driver’s seat (pilot’s seat?) of a Boeing 747. Read more…

Photograph of the Milky Way Taken Out the Window of an Airplane Above the Atlantic

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One of the standard cliché Instagram shots that gets ridiculed on occasion is the plane wing photographs, usually accompanied by some clouds or a sunrise or sunset. And while we agree that taking a photo out the window of your commercial airplane is tacky and overdone, the photo above by astrophotographer Alessandro Merga is a big fat beautiful exception. Read more…

The World’s First Sunset Hyperlapse from an Airplane

Update: The original version of this post quoted a flight attendant in the intro, when it was in fact the author’s girlfriend who made the remark that he was annoying people. This was an editorial mistake on our part, and has been fixed.


“The sound of your shutter clicking is annoying the people around you.” said my girlfriend, sitting next to me. “I know,” I replied “I don’t care at the moment, I’m shooting some crazy unique footage!”

Last week I was lucky enough to shoot the world’s first sunset hyperlapse sequence from an airplane, here’s how I did it. Read more…