A&P How to take good shots of lightning?

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  1. Rocker_II

    Rocker_II K-Car pride

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    What are some tips to taking good pictures of lightning? I got a D70 the day before a large thunderstorm and tried to get some pictures and was successful at getting a few. However, I have to admit that I don't think that they look very good.

    Here are a few of them, a couple are cropped.

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  2. 00soul

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    low iso
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    :dunno: never shot lightning
     
  3. Auspicious one

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    this was taken on my dads shitty little canon powershot :rofl: settings are focal length 6mm
    1 sec exposure
    f/2.8

    lucky :bigthumb:
     
  4. H. Birdman

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    1sec exposure!? very lucky indeed

    taken with my 5yr old p and s, (only cam i have) f5.8 ISO100 4sec and tripod
    all you need is patience, tripod, high aperature, low ISO and long exosure.

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  5. tenplanescrashing

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    another good key is to not have much light around you too (porch/street lights, etc).
     
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    and trying to shoot lightning when the sun is still up seems tougher...idk why? becuase the lightning isnt as bright as in the day time?
     
  7. Crossett

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    this is pretty rough, but a cleaned up and better cropped version of this shot placed at a local print show.

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    what is that? a stadium light?? lol

    :cool: though!
     
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    Very cool! What was the exposure time on that one?
     
  10. Crossett

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    iso 200
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    ~30 sec exposures
     
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    pretty :bowdown:
     
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    Is that several exposures combined or a single exposure?
     
  13. Crossett

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    i'd hope it was several or that would denote the end of the world!
     

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