Equipment for Photographing Lightning
Photographing lightning can be a fun project. Also you don’t need to stand out in the middle of the storm to get great pictures!
I often get asked how I do my lightning pictures from my vehicle. So I thought that I would take the time to show my current set-up. I have it tweaked so that it works really well for me.
My set-up allows me to chase a storm, stay dry and get great pictures as well.
I can shoot a storm and follow it across southern Alberta without a problem.
- I run two cameras at a time usually set on different areas of the sky – sometimes even with different ISO, shutter speed and aperture to get different effects
- Camera settings (ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture) will vary with the lightning and with the ambient light
- I like this mobile set-up over using the tripod as it is safer and I am able to move to follow the storm easily with minimal packing
- I also have a second vehicle for shooting from, if I am doing lightning from this unit I find a good spot and shoot the storm as it passed, it is designed to get to an area and shoot not to follow. It is a camperized van, with this I can go in the back and shoot with all the comforts of home, and more!
SHUT the vehicle off when photographing lightning, pictures will be sharper!
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