Uploaded: September 24, 2002


Larry N. Lozier May 16, 2004

Beautiful picture!! I'm an amatuer photographer and love to learn new techniques. I don't know the best way to get a picture of lighting. Could you give a quick synopsis on how to do this. #128515

June 14, 2004


Namita Shah August 10, 2004

i dont know also how to get lightning. can you tell me how?
-bob #699121

Jim Miotke My Courses October 26, 2004

Hi all,

Thanks for your comments. The effect was created by choosing a slow shutter speed and zooming the lens as the exposure happened. It takes a great deal of simple experimentation and a fun-loving attitude... you never know what you are going to get exactly. I was thrilled with this result, because the white stage lights, when zoomed, looked like lightning.

Thanks again! #871221

December 29, 2004

I very much consider myself an amateur, but I took photography for three yrs in school, this is what we would have called a "motion picture" like u said slowing down the shutter speed and moving the camera as little or as much as you want, but my question is what was the picture of, beautiful colors, was it just street lights or somewhere imparticular? #1002780

Jim Miotke My Courses December 30, 2004

Hi Carlie,

Sorry - I forgot to mention that, I guess. It is a singer/pianist at a concert. If you look hard, you can make out his head near the center. #1002978

James E. Coleman level-classic February 19, 2007

Slick idea and great shot!!! I was already accepting it was lighting!...:)
Peace to you my brother!
Gullible Jim #3964272

Jim Miotke My Courses February 19, 2007

Thanks Jim - I appreciate your comments.

Jim #3964465

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