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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography, combined with his field-guiding background, have seen him take the Londolozi blog to new heights since he began it in 2009. Rich ...

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on How to Photograph a Lightning Storm

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Penny Parker
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This images are breath-taking. Lightning storms are so amazing in the Lowveld. But these pictures are just unbelievable. GREAT JOB! 🙂

Jacqui Hemphill
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Unbelievable shots Rich, to be able to capture such an incredible force of nature is truly breath taking…
Thanks again…

Sandy Johnson
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Phenomenal!

rangerdiaries
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Very nicely presented Rich, thanks

Bronwyn
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I am a huge fan of BIG african storms–these are wonderful!!
Thank so much, love them

Ryan Black
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These are incredible!! I want to do this 🙂

Chris
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Incredible, fantastic and a bit terrifying! I kept waiting for your next photo next to the landy to be of two blackened stick figures! Thanks for the stunning images and how-to hints!

Ben
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Amazing pics! Looking forward to trying to emulate! But what is an intervalometer? And how necessary is it?

Rich Laburn
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An intervalometer is a device which counts time intervals and triggers the shutter on your camera. Most intervalometers will also have a shutter function which allows you to keep the shutter open for as long as you want, provided you have the camera set to Bulb. For the above shots, I used the shutter function to keep the shutter open until a burst of lightning had broken across the sky upon which I would release it.

Christopher Goodman
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Amazing pics Rich Uber jealous!

Alistair Swartz
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Hi Rich
Amazing pictures. which intervelometer do you use for your 5D?
thanks

Rich Laburn
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HI Alistair, I use the TC80N3 intervalometer with my 5D. Works well and very easy to customize the settings according to what you want. I hope that helps, rich

Alistair Swartz
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Thanks. Yip that the one i was looking at getting.

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