For those of you who don’t know, I grew up around planes since my dad was a pilot. Whether I’m in a piper cub, helicopter, jet liner or other air vehicle, I always try to get a window seat.

I don’t mind if plane parts or the sides of the windows are in my photographs. I think it adds the element that I enjoy so much – flying.

One of the biggest challenges of taking photographs from an airplane is making sure the horizon is level, which gives your photo a sense of balance. Do your best and use the window and prop your camera against it to level it out.

Photo tip:

Be sure to wear a dark shirt so your reflection doesn’t appear in the window’s reflection, if there is one.

And, I’ll take photos with whatever camera I have in my hand, be it my phone or my Nikon camera. It’s easy to see why you should always ask for a window seat...

Sun setting on an Alaskan glacier.

Chicago shoreline.

Cloud formations on the way to Las Vegas. Part of the formation
almost looks like a martini glass.

Colorful sunset on a flight home from Oklahoma City.