(all photographs by J. Gerencher)
Lightning photography is very easy. At night, in a dark location, during a distant thunderstorm, you open your camera shutter and wait for lightning to illuminate the skies. After several strokes, you close the shutter and repeat the process. Of course, you want to select a location that will not expose you to the risk of being struck by the lightning, and you want to keep yourself and your equipment dry, so photographing distant lightning storms is preferred to photographing storms that are raging all around you.
Lightning in the distance over the plains of Montana,
as seen from edge of Beartooth Plateau,
near the town of Red Lodge, MT.
Lightning over ocean at Miami Beach, Florida
Lightning rod on Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.