A Wing With A View

The window of an airplane is like a viewfinder. Your subject and lighting may be harder to predict, but there are ways, says Keith Wilson, to prepare for unique images from the window seat – even in economy class

While sitting in a well worn seat as the plane readied for takeoff, my mind was filled with images of the orang-utans and proboscis monkeys I had photographed just days before, rather than the prospects of my next destination. I was in Sabah, one of the Malaysian provinces of Borneo, and felt reluctant to be leaving the lush jungles and the extraordinary wildlife behind me. The flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu was a short one, barely an hour in the Boeing 737, so it felt more like a train journey – something functional rather than glamorous. But I had a window seat and an unknown view to...

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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