How to photograph lightning

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

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Get the right accessories: The other bit of equipment that you need is a tripod. Get yourself a heavy tripod so as to minimise shake from the wind. A light aluminium tripod, such as the Velbon CX 440 is prone to shaking when there is wind — especially if its neck is extended all the way — and on a long exposure this will lead to blurry shots.

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