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#1460950 - 04/04/2018 20:31 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
EddyG Offline
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I have been looking at the specifications of the 1300D, you don't really need a shutter release cable, you can pair it to your smartphone and control it from your phone!!
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#1460952 - 04/04/2018 20:41 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
Brett Guy Offline
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Hey mate. Are you shooting in RAW or JPEG. IF you are happy to do editing(DPP is a good starter program but you will want to step up eventually) then it is far better to shoot in RAW as it gives you more latitude to process your shot.

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#1460968 - 05/04/2018 01:28 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
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Interesting EddyG, will have to read through my manual to see how that's done.

And Brett, I shoot in RAW and edit those. However I don't really see the difference between JPEG and RAW, it all looks the same to me laugh

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#1460970 - 05/04/2018 06:58 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
Brett Guy Offline
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Good trick LRH is to take the same photo twice. Once in RAW and once in JPEG. Edit both of them really hard(lift the shadows, drop the highlights, Raise the exposure etc) and you will see that the RAW can go much further than the JPEG. It is interesting to see the difference but also good to know how far you can go with one or for other for future reference

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#1460973 - 05/04/2018 08:30 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: EddyG]
Wave Rider Offline
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Originally Posted By: EddyG

And WR go for it, you can pick up a DSLR for under $500 these days. Canon 1300D a perfect entry level camera IMO and under that $500 mark.


Thanks Eddy I'll check that one out.
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#1461010 - 05/04/2018 15:31 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
Steve777 Offline
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I don't have any fancy equipment, just a small digital camera and an iPhone. I have taken short videos of a stormy sky hoping that lightning happens in the right direction when filming. A few times I've got lucky. I load the video up into my iCloud (via Dropbox) and isolate the fames. You can do this when playing it in Quick Time (see view video frame by frame) and take a screen shot.

Nothing like the quality I've seen posted here but in a lightning-active storm you can get some reasonable shots.

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#1461140 - 07/04/2018 11:48 Re: Question about lightning photography [Re: Long Road Home]
EddyG Offline
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Interesting Steve777, I will check it out once I get my new computer.

I have a Miops lightning trigger, its been relatively successful too. But there has been one major problem, stuff all storms!!
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