4th May 2004, 10:24 AM
How to take Lightning Pics??
Hey ppl, any idea how to take pic of lightning?
i tried to take during stormy whether and always too slow
to capture one.
4th May 2004, 10:40 AM
I suppose you need to use Bulb (B) mode?
4th May 2004, 10:41 AM
Set yr camera on tripod, set to B and wait. I have not done it but this was the advice given in some articles I read some time ago. It makes sense. A bit like taking fireworks.
But you need a bit of luck though. I have seen pix, because of the B setting, having many lightning strikes captured on one exposure. Breathtaking.
4th May 2004, 10:51 AM
4th May 2004, 10:56 AM
Hey I did not know that we have a lightning photographer here!
4th May 2004, 11:12 AM
It works by using a supersensitive sensor that triggers your camera on the first lightning bolt.
4th May 2004, 04:29 PM
Thats if you are using Digital and not Film....
Originally Posted by whlim
With your camera use the Bulb setting, eye piece cover and a piece of black cardboard.
Open and lock the shutter then use the piece of cardboard to hold against the lens between lightning strikes to record more than 1 on the frame.
4th May 2004, 06:46 PM
My bad. I always have the assumption that we are talkin' about shootin' digital in this forum. It's been a long time since I shot film
Originally Posted by james m
4th May 2004, 06:47 PM
Originally Posted by Astin
4th May 2004, 06:51 PM
erhm there are some kind of remote trigger releases tt will activate the shutter once the flash comes....some light sensor....read in a book somewhere ..
5th May 2004, 09:23 AM
hey ppl, thanks for all yr advice...
i will go n try it out and see how it turns out...