My lighting story --- "First Time Try" Lightning.. Extremely hard, even more fun.. Yesterday, from about 11pm - 12am I was taking pictures outside of the lightning.. As I was snapping as many shots, and as fast as my camera would let me, it started to rain.. I got very aggrivated, my brother came outside and put his tripod next to us, then it started to rain.. He flew to get something on the porch (rain cant get in, tent above it) and was like, "Jesse!! can you get my tripod?" Im here getting frustrated (rain + lightning = very frustrating) and my brother is asking me to run something over to him.. I ignore him, and finally go towards the porch (forgetting about his tripod by accident) and head off to take pictures on the porch.. The tent above the porch didnt cover all the porch, and it wasnt big.. The table, with chairs took up nearly all the room under the tent/tarp itself.. Basiclly, I got stuck with having to sit on the chair that got my pants and shirt soking wet after an hour of taking pictures.. Flash.. Bam!.. Bam! Bam!! FLASH.. Lightning shot, split second.. Very hard to capture.. I tried putting my camera on the setting of 32 pictures, 2 per second.. (when you let go, it saves the last 8).. Flash, flash.. I captured a few, I knew that my settings would make it dark, nothing would come out but black unless it created light.. I knew I captured at least 4 lighted pictures, and I knew that it'd be sweet.. After 197 pictures, 1 hr, and a major neck cramp, I went into my brothers room with him while he uploaded his pictures to the computer.. Sat on his bed (yes, still with the damp pants and shirt :greenpbl Eagerly, I looked through my pictures.. Came across nothing but just lighted scenery.. NO LIGHTNING.. I was very very pissed off.. All that time to waste.. Then, after looking farther.. Near the end, I found a picture of lightning.. It was gorgous.. The very painful, tiring trouble it went through to get the shot, was horrible.. The lightning, the sounds, the thrill when you hear your camera click as the LCD screen flashes white, so bright, that you cant see anything else, just pure screen white.. Then checking your camera to see the one shot that you love.. Its amazing.. --- For some reason, I wanted to share that story and follow it up by a question.. Do you guys have any tips for shooting lightning? After I finish eating, im going to do some research, and later today ill try to post my lighting picture..