Photos or videos of storms rarely fail to impress. Still, some just capture your attention on the first sight and take your breath away. Tel Aviv-based photographer Sam Jakobson made this amazing photo of a lightning storm that did just that for me. He was kind to share some details and tell DIYP more about how he took this amazing image.
Sam tells me that he made the photo by stacking 23 frames, and simply decreased saturation. He explains that it took about 30 minutes to catch the storm. He used a Canon 5D Mark III paired with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod, “and commons sense,” he adds. When the rain flushed the roof he was standing on, he wrapped it up and left.
As for the settings, all photos were shot at f/10, ISO100, and 15 seconds exposure. Some stacking and desaturating later, this is the final result:
If you like this photo, you can see plenty more of Sam’s awesome work on his website and Instagram. And if you want to try something similar yourself, go for it. But as Sam puts it, make sure to use common sense in addition to your photography gear.