ZAP! The Basics of Lightning Photography


When lightning storms illuminate the night sky they are powerful as well as beautiful. Capturing lightning bolts in an image can be tricky, but with a few thoughtful tips and a bit of practice you'll do it with ease. This short 'how-to' article on Improve Photography should have you impressing the world with your spectacular lightning shots in no time.

Jim Harmer writes; "Doing photography of lightning can be one of the most fun experiences a landscape photographer will have. Lightning photography is not terribly difficult, but it does require some specialized knowledge.  What follows is my step-by-step process to shooting fantastic lightning shots.  After doing it dozens of times in the last year, I have learned that this is what works."


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