xarik wrote in post #16899340
I think this is the right thread, I would like to shoot lightning. Do you guys just set your cameras up by a window and underexpose and do a long exposure with ND filters? How do you shoot lightening? Where do you put your camera? I Have a 5D and a t3i so clearly I can't be sitting in rain shooting :P. I would absolutely love to be able to shoot lightening over lake Michigan, but I would need a tarp to put over my camera and me and that would hardly work. Let me know your process and any suggestions
I capture lightning where/when I can. I do 10 second exposures where possible, and just hope to get lucky (no triggers for me). Last time I did it, I set my camera to F8 in relatively dark skies (sun just went down, been dark about an hour), 10 seconds, ISO 400. Exposed and just did a few. Captured some neat lightning. Also did it outside with less time, like 3 second exposures. I just did a few (continuous) until I captured some lightning. I found I was using telephoto ranges for a lot of it, as the storms I was capturing were rather far away. When it's right over my head, the lightning is awesome, but the hail and rain is not so awesome to stand in.