How to photograph lightning

The equipment and settings you need to capture nature's own light show.

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Cropping: Sometimes, no matter how well you think you have framed your shot, the bolts will only appear in a particular area of the frame, leaving plenty of room either side. Crop your images so that the viewer only sees what you want them to see — the lightning. This is especially true if there are foreground lights and blurry trees that don’t provide any context for the bolt. Hopefully, the tips we’ve provided in this slideshow will come in handy the next time a storm passes near your neck of the woods.

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