We’ve been giving you a lot of tips lately to help you prepare for your summer photos trips. Digital Photography School offers a few tips on getting the very first photo for your vacation album—the perfect shot from the airplane window. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Read the full post here.

1) Switch to manual focus – quite often cameras get confused when shooting through glass.
2) Shoot early in the flight -** windows tend to ice up or get condensation on them once you’ve been flying for a longer period of time.
3) Turn off your flash –** It’s not strong enough to light the scene and it will just cause reflections against the window.

4) Look for points of interest – It might be the wing or engine of the plane, it could be a cloud formation, another plane, a coastline, a change in the landscape below or a setting sun etc.