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Well tried photographing lightening. Before capturing, I had many queries in my mind. The first of them being, how do I know where the lightening to going to happen? Arka da helped me in this. We need to be there watching it for few times. Generally, most of the lightening happen from the same side, or preferably similar spot. Now comes the setting. I am a very lazy person as you all know… I didnot use my mind much. Followed similar theory as I did in my light painting. Kept ISO at 100, F value at the maximum.. and the shutter exposure time at 30 seconds. I did this, because it was already dark, and I didnot have the chance for some other light to come in. I found the area from where the lightening was originating, pointed the lens at the point, and kept on clicking, and relying on my luck 😀 while I kept praying 🙂 of the few attempts, most of them came with a lightening in it 😀
Few things which I believe is necessary for this, and I didnothave : a tri-pod stand, and wide angled lens. I donot have a tripod stand. I used a stool, a box and a cup to balance my camera. A wide angle lens would have definitely helped it further. If you are using a DSLR, donot put F value at maximum, but do keep it considerably high.
I am a starter, but if you have any questions… you can ask. I can search for them 😀 If you want to add to this article, feel free 😀