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  1. #1
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    Default Capturing lightning with a smart phone

    In New Mexico this time of year we get a lot of dramatic thunderstorms. But trying to capture a photo of lightning is almost impossible. By the time you see it and press the shutter button the lightning is long gone.

    So here's the secret. If the thunderstorm is active and the lightning is flashing every few seconds or thereabouts, just shoot a shot every second until you get lucky and get a shot. Then select and delete all the photos in which nothing happened.

    My wife and I did this last night. Mary got 5 really good photos and I got 2 1/2 (in one photo the lightning was just starting).
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    Gary W. Priester
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Capturing lightning with a smart phone

    Good tip, thanks, and a good shot. Will try next time.
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.0.0.55306, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Capturing lightning with a smart phone

    GREAT SHOT!!!!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Capturing lightning with a smart phone

    A dramatic result from patient creativity.
    TJB

 

 

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