*Disclaimer: I’ve only taken lightning pictures one time, I am not a professional photographer, I just want to share how I did it :)*
Hey y’all! So this post is for my fellow photographers. Last night, we had a gorgeous lightning storm and so I hurried to go take pictures. A little while back, I had read an article about how to take lightning pictures but I didn’t do much research because I didn’t know I was gonna take some last night. ;) First of all you’re gonna need a tripod because your shutter speed is gonna be pretty slow. For all of mine, my shutter speed was 30 seconds but I read an article this morning to put your shutter speed on Bulb. (click on the picture to enlarge it)
I had my ISO on 400 for all of these pictures. My aperture varied between F/13 and F/6.3. As it got darker, I widened my aperture so I didn’t have to bump up my ISO because I didn’t want grain in these pictures. During those 30 seconds when your taking a picture, if you see a lightning bolt, then it was captured in your picture. (Only, of course, if it was in your camera’s view ;)) I took these pictures a lot like I took star pictures (I can do a post on that as well, if y’all would like) I don’t have a shutter-release remote so I set it to Self-timer: 2 seconds so I didn’t get any camera shake from pressing down the button.
And yeah that was pretty much how I took them! ;) I think my friends and Mom thought I was crazy because I was so happy about taking lightning pictures haha.
Hope you have a fabulous day and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. :) I’m not an expert but I’ll share what I know. :) Let me know how your lightning pictures turn out!! I’d love to see them!! :)