how to catch the lightening?

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    YAY! I was trying to catch it withou any serious results. Especially that I'm using a digital cam that has a delay :)

    Firstly I tried to shot a series of photos, but mostly, when it finished - the lightening came down.!!! Agrrrr. So I decided to record - I left my cam. on a tripod for about a minute and it was recording everything. But a resolution of the frame is awful. What to do? Just use a trial and error method and shot all the time?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are a few different methods depending on what your camera can do, how dark it is etc.

    Set your camera on a tripod or something and set it for a fairly long exposure...10 seconds or 15 or 30 seconds etc. Basically keep shooting those long exposures and hope you get some lightning.
     
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    hope... yes.. that's the only thing left :p my camera allows for only 2 seconds :p it's fuji s5000 and it's its biggest disadvantage I think
     
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    It might be pretty hard with only a two second exposure.

    Can you set your camera to take exposures one after another. Like if you held down the button? You could do that until the card is full and check if you got one. Then empty the card and try again if you didn't' get it.
     
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    I wait until it's pretty dark, then set up to take 15 or 30 sec exposures, then just lock the shutter open and leave it fora half hour or so. :) :thumbsup:
     

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