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    Default Tips for Lightning Shots

    Hi, im interested to take lightning shots and was amazed by some of the shots taken by fellow csers. I would like to ask if there any tips for these shots. E.g what kinda of area best to take, obviously we cant stand in the open space? Shd we be on high ground like multi storey carparks? etc etc....pls share your experiences? Thx.
    5DMk2

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    Default Re: Tips for Lightning Shots

    1. There is no best area. u have to look out for where the storm is coming from. if u spot a lightning, most prob more is coming..

    2. High ground is good but very dangerous!! its quite difficult to get a good lightning shot with clear foreground in Singapore. I stay on the 13th floor facing Mt Faber & Sentosa. i do spot a few cool lightning here and there. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=564839

    **these shots were taken w/o a tripod, without shutter release on my window ledge. u can see some movement

    3. use tripod, slow shutter speed, continuous shooting. if there is lightning activity, you'll get some decent shots.

    4. Patience...

    5. Safety first, safety always!
    Last edited by chiangkxv; 31st October 2009 at 09:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Tips for Lightning Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    2. High ground is good but very dangerous!! its quite difficult to get a good lightning shot with clear foreground in Singapore. I stay on the 13th floor facing Mt Faber & Sentosa. i do spot a few cool lightning here and there. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=564839
    Ohhh...you are staying quite close to me bro. You're at TB Rise?
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    Default Re: Tips for Lightning Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    1. There is no best area. u have to look out for where the storm is coming from. if u spot a lightning, most prob more is coming..

    2. High ground is good but very dangerous!! its quite difficult to get a good lightning shot with clear foreground in Singapore. I stay on the 13th floor facing Mt Faber & Sentosa. i do spot a few cool lightning here and there. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=564839

    3. use tripod, slow shutter speed, continuous shooting. if there is lightning activity, you'll get some decent shots.

    4. Patience...

    5. Safety first, safety always!

    Shdnt we use bulb mode? wads the ss u use normally? slow ss can still continuous shots meh?
    5DMk2

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    Default Re: Tips for Lightning Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Ohhh...you are staying quite close to me bro. You're at TB Rise?
    Hello hello.. yeah.. quite near. Bukit Purmei bro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lam CK View Post
    Shdnt we use bulb mode? wads the ss u use normally? slow ss can still continuous shots meh?
    yeah.. y not.. i use different SS bro.. sometime i use 5s sometime i use 10s.. bulb may work too.. otherwise, set to cont shooting, lock your shutter on the release cable.. come back aft 5 min to see if u gt any decent shots.. (doing this will bust your shutter lol)

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