Photographing lightning

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  1. Mike

    Mike TPF Noob!

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    We had a really good electrical storm here recently; really strong fork lightning. I set my camera up on a tripod, focussed at infinity and set shutter to "B". Every time I saw a good flash I'd release the shutter, wind on and repeat. When I got the pictures back, the lightining had just illuminated the whole sky, all the forks were lost. So how do I photograph fork lightning?
     
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    So if you had the shutter on bulb setting, how long did you have it open for each exposure? It sounds like you overexposed the sky.
     

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