How to photograph lightning, how to photograph storms such as tornadoes, and other storm hunt questions are frequent ones in photography. Today I’m focusing on how to photograph lightning. Lightning photography is really a matter of timing. According to NOAA moves lightning on 60,000 miles per second, so try to time a when it strikes a low chance at best.
If you want to really improve your chances of photographing lighting you will need to use a slow shutter speed, usually several seconds (start about 15 seconds). If you all foreground objects as a city you will need to make sure that you are not about exposing the city lights as well as its including so take a test shot or two to find the right setting combination taking the time you need to capture the lightning.
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Lightning photo by snowpeak
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