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first attempt at lightning photos


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Hi everyone,

I've just had my first attempt at lightning photography with a storm that has just come through. Quite happy for my first effort just need to play a bit more to get the right exposure time.

Anyone had experience with shooting lightning who would like to share any tips would be greatly appreciated.



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Thanks Paul11, but excuse my ignorance... what is a HDR shot?



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Ok I've just managed to find some info on HDR shots and can confirm that it's not one of them. I haven't worked out how to do any post-shot processing yet.

I've just worked out where to get the Exif data from, and it's as follows:

Model: Canon EOS 5D
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Exposure Time: 10.00 seconds
Shutter SPeed: 10.40 secs
F-Stop: f/5.00
Aperture Value: f/5.00
Focal Length: 28mm

I am using a EF 24-105 1:4 L IS USM lens on my 5D and I used manual focus set at infinity.


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