Lightning photography is one of the easiest ways to impress people with your DSLR photography. It's incredibly easy photography style to learn and lightning almost always creates a dramatic and exciting photograph.

  • ISO 200
  • Shutter Speed: 30s 
  • Aperture: f/22

A lot of people wonder how you can be lucky enough to press the shutter at the same time as the lightning strike.  The answer is that it does take some luck, but you're not pressing the shutter when you see the lightning strike. You're simply taking a picture of an empty sky and hoping that a lightning bolt strikes in front of your viewfinder while the shutter is open.

Here are the DSLR photography tips and tricks to learn how to get great lightning shots. The first thing you need to do is set up your DSLR to get a good lightning photograph. Set your aperture as high as possible because you have no idea what the lightning will strike and you want a deep depth of field with everything in focus.  The exposure is usually going to be pretty long, so set your ISO as low as possible also. Switch to manual mode and set your shutter speed to "bulb". Then attach your digital SLR to a tripod and you're ready.

Now lets assume that your DSLR camera is set up and you currently have a lightning storm in the direction the lens is pointed in. The next step is to simply hold down the shutter button so that you start to take a picture of the dark boring sky in front of you. By setting the shutter speed to "bulb" the shutter will stay open as long as you're holding down the shutter button so just keep it open until you see a lighting strike in front of the camera and then release the shutter. Lightning photography is that simple.
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