Storms in the Czech Republic: Take pictures of whipping flashes on your iPhone. We will advise you how to do it
If you are one of the adventurers who do not hide from the storm and always meet its beauty, then you might want to catch some nice phenomenon in the sky in the form of lightning, which has been abundant in our territory in recent days. So let's take a look at everything you need to do to take a picture of lightning in the sky. You will only need your iPhone and especially at least a little patience.
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First you need to find a place where you eliminate light traffic. It is visible mainly at night and appears, for example, over larger cities. If you take photos through light traffic, it is very likely that you will not be able to take pictures of the flash – and if so, the quality will not be known to God as great. You should find a place where the light will not be visible. The beauties of the night sky are best seen, for example, from a meadow, but you must also pay attention to safety. So definitely do not hide under the trees and if you go to some other place, make sure that you are not the highest point in the area. At the same time, you should move during a storm, but we will have to break this measure, because you simply can't take a nice photo at night in motion.
The tripod is your friend
If you have the opportunity and you can use a tripod, then definitely do so. Your hands can be knocked out very easily and, as usual, you will knock the most at the best moments. So install your iPhone on a tripod, point it at the sky and wait. When shooting on a tripod, it is not ideal to press the shutter button with your finger – this will knock the device off again. So I recommend that you connect headphones to your iPhone and take pictures using the volume change button. This is the only way to ensure that your photos are not blurred.
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Turn off the flash and use the sequence
Paradoxically, you must turn off the flash when shooting the flash. When you leave the flash in the form of an LED diode, you know for sure that the photo will not be taken right away. First, when you press the shutter button, the LED turns on to illuminate the environment, then the focus is turned on, and then the photo is taken. This process can take several seconds, which is definitely not useful when shooting flashes.
After deactivating the flash, note that your best friend is the sequence when shooting flashes. Since the flash in the sky only appears in a fraction of a second, you don't have a chance to press the shutter button at this exact moment. Therefore, I recommend that you hold down the shutter button while taking a photo to start shooting a sequence of photos. As soon as you have enough material, all you have to do is release your finger from the shutter, go to the Photos application, and select the photos from which you managed to catch something from the captured sequence.
Newer devices probably won't have a problem with that, but if you're using an older iPhone, you should also take the time to clear your storage. Sequences of photos often contain, for example, 300 photos that need to be stored somewhere. If you do not have enough space in the storage, you run the risk of running out of space. So when shooting, you would have to tidy up the storage quickly, and you could miss a lot of beautiful shots.
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Camera or other application?
Although many iOS users don't have the native Camera app in love, I personally have no problem with it. I have tried various alternatives in the form of other photography applications several times. However, each time I went back to the native Camera. If you are a professional photographer, I can recommend, for example, the Obscura application, in which you can take photos in RAW format, and then easily edit them on a Mac using Adobe Lightroom, or another application. For ordinary mortals who want to keep a photo only on their device, the Camera application is enough.
All the most important aspects you should follow to take a picture of the flash are covered in the paragraphs above. In conclusion, I would just like to mention that you pay particular attention to your safety. Photography definitely doesn't carry more weight than your life, and even though you might have something to talk about in the event of an accident, it's definitely not worth it. What mothers taught us as children are constantly valid – do not hide under the trees and try not to be the highest object in the area. If you managed to take some beautiful photos of flashes, you can definitely share them with us in the comments.
Source: Edited by Flying the World with Apple