Lightning Activated Shutter Release

lightning trigger




Today I saw that both MAKE and Ohgizmo are talking about a lightning activated shutter release. An expensive but cool device if you want to trip your camera once a lightning bolt flashes in front of the camera. It works because most lightning strikes are more than one arc of energy. As the bolt strikes a few times in a tiny moment the sensor commands the camera to trip it’s shutter. Bingo, you have a photo. That’s cool and everything but I prefer to do things the old fashioned way. For most of my lightning photos I use a pinhole camera and just let it sit there for up to an hour. Do I get some good shots? I think so.

Lightning Strikes (thin)

All of my pinhole lightning photos 

Posted: October 6th, 2006
at 6:07pm by John

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