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How to Photograph Lightning

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a lightning? Tried, but no success? Here are some tips that will make you a lightning chaser.First, gather the necessary equipment. Apart from a camera with a preferably wide angle lens, you will need a good, stable tripod and an optional remote shutter controller. Second, find a location. The action will take place mainly in the sky, but the rest of the scene should be interesting too. Think of the lightning as the main star of your show and find an interesting... continue reading

Who seeks finds

Hello friendsToday I want to talk about a typical Italian proverb that says, he who seeks finds.this to tell, as the latest work I've done were born.One night before a storm, I went out to capture lightning in a photograph, a real challenge given the difficulty 'to shoot at the right time.After several hours, and several attempts failing in my purpose, I decided to go home with a great sense of disappointment at losing time and energy without obtaining even a good image.But dissatisfaction... continue reading

Camera, slow-motion, frame rates, flickering

When shooting high speed over 100fps with tungsten lamps we sometimes have problems with flickering light in the shot. The solution is to use more powerful lamps for slow motion. For example use a 5Kw lamp instead of a pair or three 1Kw lamps.   continue reading

What's up with Lightning?

 When I was about five years old I was at home with my mom and two sisters. There was a terrible thunderstorm and the lightning was almost constant. All of us were in the living room looking out the front window watching the storm when a flash of light came out of the fireplace, went across the living room and hit the phone, causing it to ring once. I said, “Wow, lightning came down the chimney and hit the phone.” Mom said, “Everyone move into the dining room and away from the fireplace.... continue reading

Alternative Strobist lightning for beauty fashion shoot.

Sometimes traveling with heavy photographicgear could be an issue, especially by plain these days with all the luggage restrictions.For me the answer is the marvelous world of Strobist photography with wireless triggers,portable light boxes, speedlights ect.This particular beauty make up shoot was done in South Africa. No big studio equipment was hired.Instead I used a single off camera speedlight 580EXII triggered with Pocketwizards ( TT1 and TT5) and a 40x40cm light box mounted.... continue reading

The Lightning Hunter

There I was huddled beneath a metal awning next to a picnic table made of the same on a warm southwestern night. The hair on the back of my neck surely stuck straight out from the charge in the air. Yet, there was too much adrenaline flowing for me to care. So I taunted the Gods and clasped my hand around a metal cable release screwed to an old Minolta SRT-101 sitting atop a big daddy Bogen Tripod.This was my first trip into Monument Valley and when the storm approached I had been whistling a tune... continue reading

Risk factor ...... Way over 100%

All I can say was ...... HOLY MOLEY, that was a close one!Actually what I said was," HOLY $&@#%#! This is crazy fun!But only after 8 exposures, BAM! The largest lightning bolt I ever came face to face with, struck the Chicago skyline, right in front of me! It was one of the most scariest moments of my life while taking photos. But I knew I was able to captue it, the "once in a lifetime" shot! I raced back into the car and that's when the hail started coming down. In certain parts of... continue reading

Lightning fast approval of my illustration.

Dreamstime Rocks !I submitted an illustration yesterday night from my home around 12.00am local time and today when i reached office around 11am and to my utmost surprise my submitted illustration is online. This is the fastest image approval I have ever witnessed on DT. Great job guys ! continue reading

Stick with what works.

So when there is a lot of lightning coming my way, with little rain and if the time of week is right, I love to go out and take bulb exposures of the lightning.Because there is a glut of lightning pics on dreamstime I tried unsuccessfully to submit some standard lightning pics to dreamstime.Initially, however, i submitted some lightning pics that where edited down to basic colors like these.These have been selling relatively well compared to my whole portfolio.So... continue reading

My first Tiff Sale

So I have only been at this for a few months and with only a few downloads and not even a single level 2 image.I just got my first Tiff download of a heavily modified image of a lightning picture I took in 2009.I took the picture while sitting in the back of ford explorer with my camera pointing towards an incoming lightning storm, taking bulb exposures nearly the entire time to get as many lighting strikes as possible.I processed the image and decided to make it a secondary color (Green)... continue reading

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