Every aviation enthusiast has probably seen the great photos of the lineups of airplanes parked along the ramp at an airport. There are a couple of things needed in order to make this a truly great photo. All the planes have to be lined up so the spacing is even, the foreground has to be clean, the background has to be clean, the first plane has to be interesting and most of all you need to have lots of planes in the lineup! Again this was one of the great things about the Planes of Fame Airshow and while it is a bummer that it was canceled, you can always prepare for next year.
The amazing ground crew and the event itself solves a number of the above problems. The other photo elements have to be solved by yourself. Background, foreground, and an interesting subject up front are easy enough to solve. However, what you see above is typical, a long rope keeping people away from the planes. This is where Photoshop comes in handy. Content-Aware Fill and Clone Stamp tool are your friends because you can easily deal with this clutter. By doing so you create a more visually pleasing and less busy photo. It may take some time but it’s worth it.