How to photograph lightningâ€¦.
OKâ€¦on to the photography
Shot last year in Defiance
Itâ€™s a little trial and errorâ€¦but with today digital cameras itâ€™s a lot easier than with film due to the instant ability to see the image and change settings.
Generally it just fun from thereâ€¦ depending on the storm you can set your shutter from 10 seconds to 30 and I suggest f8 to f22 so most objects in the distance are in focus.Â Then just set your camera on manual focus and then to infinity.
I also try to use objects in the foreground to show the size of the storm.Â Like trees or buildings.Â Other helpful tips include using reflections in a pond or body of waterâ€¦your image will be more interesting.
Itâ€™s all about trial and errorâ€¦.if the storm is really fierceâ€¦ shorter shutter times will work too.
Have fun and be safe!