September 1, 2011
Lightning, Utah-Arizona Border
Photograph by David Rankin, My Shot
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow
It’s a challenge to shoot lightning, and the key, as this photograph demonstrates, is to leave the shutter open for as long as possible and shoot repeatedly. This way, you can be sure to capture more than one lightning bolt. By leaving the shutter open, your exposure can be bright enough to light up the sky, the clouds, the terrain, and the buildings, such as the factory in this image. All are elements that add interest to the shot.
Photo Tip: When shooting lightning, use long shutter speeds, like 15 seconds or more, and just keep shooting.
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