How to Photograph Lightning

Lightning Photo by snowpeak, published on Photography How to photograph lightning, how to photograph storms like tornadoes, and other storm chasing questions are frequent ones in photography. Today I’m focusing on how to photograph lightning. Lightning photography really is a matter of timing. According to NOAA, lightning moves at 60,000 miles per second so trying to time one as it strikes is a low chance at best.

To really improve your chances of photographing lighting you’ll need to use a long shutter speed, usually several seconds (start around 15 seconds). If you are including any foreground objects like a city you’ll need to make sure you are not over exposing the city lights as well so take a test shot or two to find the right setting combination to allow you the time you need to capture the lightning.

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