Why you should always shoot RAW when capturing lightning

Due to a video hosting change this tutorial is currently offline. I will have it back online soon.

Shooting lightning is really not that much different than shooting anything else when it comes to trying to “get it right” in camera, but lightning does present a lot of variables that simply don’t exist in most other genres of photography. ┬áIn this tutorial, I explain why I believe that you should ALWAY shoot RAW when photographing lightning, and a few things that can be done to recover an otherwise overexposed lightning shot.

I hope you find this short tutorial useful and always appreciate any feedback you might have.

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  1. Jan Winther July 26, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Great tut, Scott. It would have been interesting to see how you would finish the image, so its ready for the blog.

    Great stuff, keep the video’s coming.
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    • ScottWood August 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

      Hey Jan, Thanks for the comment. The final image will be posted in the next day or two. I have been on the road for the last week and haven’t had a lot of online access.

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