For the last 3 years, I have been obsessed with nature/landscape photography, and capturing the raw power of lightning, raging seas, tornadoes, and blizzards. I've learned a lot of tricks (the hard way) when it comes to capturing great photos. The number one tip to getting great photos, is to know how, BEFORE the moment strikes, so you don't miss valuable opportunities.
This instructable will cover everything I've learned about LIGHTNING PHOTOGRAPHY.
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Step 1: What you Need
- A camera with long-exposure capabilities, or a BULB mode.
- A Tripod (any solid surface works too- bean bag)
- Shutter-Release Remote (very helpful, but not strictly required).
- Wide-angle Lens (25-35mm is ideal)
- Neutral Denisty/ UV Filter
- Plastic bag
- Electrical Tape
- Umbrella (plastic, if possible)
- lens cloth
- A friend (even willing to sit in the car)
- Rain gear (boots, poncho, etc)
- Reckless Abandon