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How to Photograph Lightning

From those nice people at Lightstalking we get this tutorial on how to photograph lightning.

“The Technique for Photographing Lightning

The Simple Explanation

In a perfect scenario, photographing lightning at night should be quite simple.

Just make sure the camera is on a tripod and you have a cable or remote shutter release. Set the focus to infinity, the ISO to 100 or 200 (on DSLRs) and choose the aperture accordant to the intensity of the lightning. Then open the shutter until the lightning goes off and then shut it just after you get a flash of lightning.”.….MORE

Lightning on the Columbia Riverphoto © 2007 Ian Boggs | more info (via: Wylio)

sky is crackingphoto © 2006 G Meyer | more info (via: Wylio)