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    Default Lightning (1st time)

    Hi all,

    Got to shot this pix this evening...
    Is so hard to get it right...And I have miss some of the best part too...
    So far only got it 2 pix....
    Sorry for the many noise.....

    At the same time pls advice..
    For shooting lightning... How to go abt shooting it...

    Thanks...




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    Default Re: Lightning (1st time)

    hi Rubber_Duck nice pics u got there did u use a tripod? the pictures look a little blurr. i think that a tripod would come in handy. As for me when i take lightning shots i will put the exposure to quite a long time so at least i won't miss too much and don't have to spam my frames. Yea use bulb if you need to i hope this helps and u can kinda zoom out too i am guessing that you zoomed in quite much right?

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    Default Re: Lightning (1st time)

    try shooting them at nite, on brighter days they are possible but u gotta really spam ur shutter. at nite you can safely shoot non-stop at f8-16 using about 10s shutter and keep spamming till u got it (adjust according to the scene you are shooting at). the lightning will be recorded just like fireworks, and so all u got to do is keep spamming without any tempo. only tried 2 times, so far this best shot.

    The bigger the aperture, the brighter the lightning. but it might cause overexpose on brighter parts of the scene, so keep a good balance between shutter and aperture
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 4th July 2008 at 11:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Lightning (1st time)

    Quote Originally Posted by labla View Post
    hi Rubber_Duck nice pics u got there did u use a tripod? the pictures look a little blurr. i think that a tripod would come in handy. As for me when i take lightning shots i will put the exposure to quite a long time so at least i won't miss too much and don't have to spam my frames. Yea use bulb if you need to i hope this helps and u can kinda zoom out too i am guessing that you zoomed in quite much right?

    Taking all this shot was a rush for me...
    I was on my way back home and saw the dark sky with lightning...
    just ran home and pick up my camera and start shooting liao....

    No I didnt got my tripod yet...Still in the process of saving $$$..

    Thanks for the advice......will take note of that...



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    Default Re: Lightning (1st time)

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    try shooting them at nite, on brighter days they are possible but u gotta really spam ur shutter. at nite you can safely shoot non-stop at f8-16 using about 10s shutter and keep spamming till u got it (adjust according to the scene you are shooting at). the lightning will be recorded just like fireworks, and so all u got to do is keep spamming without any tempo. only tried 2 times, so far this best shot.

    The bigger the aperture, the brighter the lightning. but it might cause overexpose on brighter parts of the scene, so keep a good balance between shutter and aperture
    OIC.... Now I got it...
    Thanks for the advice..!!!

    Saw your shot....!!! Is really GOOD..!!!
    Thanks for sharing..!!

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