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Tips For Photographing Lightning During The Day

Tips For Photographing Lightning During The Day

Not every lightning storm happens at night. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph lightning, chances are you waited until a storm came by after sunset. It’s easier to photograph lightning after the sun goes down, because you can simply point your camera at the storm, open up your shutter, and leave it open until you’ve captured a strike or two. During the day, you don’t really have that luxury.

Except that you do, with the right equipment and the right know-how. Here’s how.
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Electrifying Lightning Photography

Electrifying Lightning Photography

There are very few photographic subjects like lightning. Lightning is unpredictable, appears only for a split second and is best captured by pointing your camera at an empty piece of sky and hoping something happens. A good lightning image cannot fail to impress a viewer, though, who will probably think you got that image by engaging in some thrilling, dangerous storm chasing, maybe even in a torrential downpour while riding in an open-topped jeep across a rocky field. Yes, on the coolness scale there isn’t much that rivals a good lightning photo, except maybe a tornado.
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How To Take Pictures Of A Lightning Storm

How To Take Pictures Of A Lightning Storm

One of the questions that most people ask me in Ask David is how to capture lightning strikes. It seems impossible, doesn’t it? If lightning strikes so fast, how do photographers get it onto their cameras? I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s a lot easier than you think. You only need a bit of knowledge, and you’ll be good to go.
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