Intro: Lightning Trigger for Your Camera
I have always been fascinated by photographs about lightnings. While it is relatively easily to put a lightning strike in any photograph using image editing techniques :) I still prefer the real thing. Since photography is a hobby of mine, I wanted to be able to photograph lightnings. However, when I tried to do it without any specialized equipment, I didn't have much success.
Reading a bit about the subject on the internet I found there are many designs/solutions available, to get around the problem. Since the price of the commercially available ones are too high for my budget (and let's face it, it's not much fun buying something ready made
when you can also make it yourself), I decided to make one for myself for less.
Please find a few pics of the finished gizmo here. For detailed description and schematics, etc. please refer to my blog : http://diy.viktak.com/2011/03/zeus-lightning-trigger-for-cameras.html