ISO 320, 50mm, F/13, 15sec
For Taking Photos of Lightnings You Will Need:
1. Digital or film camera.
How to Do It :
- Put the camera on manual mode (M).
- Set the lens on manual focus and focus on the landscape.
- Set a small aperture to take a photo a bit underexposed ( this will prevent to burn the photo when the lightning strikes ).
- Set a long exposure ( will help to capture light ).
- For film camera manual kip long exposure using the bulb (B) mode.
Its a bit difficult to find the perfect settings because lightnings differs in sizes and luminosity.
4 Ways to Increase Your Chances to Catch Lightning.
1. Take a cover for the camera and a waterproof jacket for you ( not an umbrella ).
You'll be able to take pictures in the rain.
2. Use a wide angle lens to capture more field.
More filed = less misfires.
3. Turn off the "long exposure, noise reduction" function.
The camera will never go busy this will help to take more pictures.
The quality of the pictures will be unobservable.
Turned on Turned off
ISO 400, 50 mm, F/10, 10sec
4. Use a timer remote control.
You can set the time exposure on camera for example: 15 sec and set your timer remote to take a
picture every 15 sec.
This way you will not miss anything.
If you have any questions leave a comment.