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Lightning Photos

Discussion in 'Photography' started by NelsonTacoma, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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  2. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    I dont see how you time it perfectly. Do you just take a shit ton of pictures all at once and delete all the others? :confused:
    Edit: BTW sweet pictures
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Well I did take like 100 pictures. But I set my exposure time to 5 to 10 seconds a picture. I also turn on my self timer so it takes 10 pictures in a row. I also set my camera up on a tripod. So I end up deleting a lot of pictures but it's well worth it.

    Thanks!!
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    ok lol i figured. i wasnt sure if there was some sort of 6th sense of when a lightning bolt was going to strike haha
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I'm not that good. :p

    I used to do it that way but I only ever ended up with like 1 or 2 good pictures. :D
     
  6. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    Try bulb, and turn down exposure.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    What do you mean by bulb?

    I'm still kinda new to,the photography stuff.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    Bulb leaves the shutter open for as long as you want, even getting multiple strikes on one image. You've seen the streaks of car lights and such. Give me a second, I've got a few around here somewhere.

    EDIT I found a couple, I know I have more but cant put my finger on them.

    light2.jpg
    Lightning3.jpg
     
  9. Aug 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    I see what you are talking about. I'll have to try that on the next round of lightning storms I get. Shouldn't take too long for that to happen. :)

    Thanks for the advice!!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    I call your nighttime shots and raise you a day time shot :D

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    SOOOO bad ass!!!
     
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    Look good guys. Wished I'd carried my camera out last night to watch the meteor shower, we veiwed 15 or so in under two hours.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    I really wanted to see that too. But unfortunately we had cloudy skies those nights. Which in southern AZ is a rarity on its own. :(
     
  15. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    That's awesome!! Shots like that are a lot harder to get than my night shots.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Peak is over, but there are still plenty to be seen, I went out in my back yard and caught a few this morning. I've got a time lapse point-n-shoot on a tripod as I type this trying to catch something. Not gonna get any if you don't try.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    Nice. Post up pics if you get anything!!
     
  19. Oct 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    Good stuff! I love lightning photos! i use a 30 second shutter or the bulb function and tape a penny to the button. im uploading photos right now so i can post them in this thread
     
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