Still struggling with LIGHTNING

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  1. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno TPF Noob!

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    I still cant seem to get a good photo, or any photo. I see alot of people shooting at night, so using a long shutter. Makes sense, i havent been able to try this yet.
    But how do you take a lightning shot in day light... or is it down to luck?
     
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  3. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Look up the zone system. You need to meter off a light and then know how much to to adjust the exposure from there. You also should start trying to shoot before it gets completely dark.
     
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    In daylight you will need an incredible amount of luck or an ND grad filter to extend your exposure times. It's much harder in daylight as you are limited by how long you can expose an image for. At night the limit is far more forgiving.
     
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    I was so excited so thought I would share them....still new at this
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    I am also just learning this posting photos thing :mrgreen:
     

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