Thank you all so much!
Mony wrote in post #14564645
How did you get these shots? I've never seen lighting photography because it's damn hard with all the rain night the conditions are just not worth for sometimes. But these are worthy.
You need a super high shutter to get the lightings, at night you will not get these good bright shots? And a flash won't work (imagine if it did
) so what is your technique?
Thanks you. All these shots including the ones used for the stack are 30 second exposures. There was still some light in the sky as I started shooting at bout 20-30min after sunset. There was so much lightning that every 30 second exposure had several blasts of lightning in them. Also, while watching the storm you can get a feel for when they will strike. There is a cyclical aspect of lightning and you can pretty much time it. For instance, the lightning that filled the sky happened not a much as others and it would happen at consistent intervals. The light was always changing too. I was constantly changing settings on the camera. Adjusting f-stop and ISO settings. Knowing when a bright one would come I would use a higher f-stop setting around f8 and lower ISO around 200. Basically it boils down to experimentation and getting a feel for things while shooting then adjusting as needed. Also luck helps with lightning!
tomme wrote in post #14566966
wow, look so cool to try capture the lightning do you cover yourself with something since your on an open field ?
I was lucky and it wasn't raining for the 45min I was shooting. Not always so. One time I was shooting at night I had a plastic bag covering my camera and lens and was wearing a hoodie. It was raining but not pouring and the rain was not hitting the front element of my lens which allowed me to shoot.
Here is a photo from that night: