February 02, 2015

Build a lightning trigger for your DSLR camera

Photgraphing lightning can be a difficult yet rewarding facet of the world of photography, and anything that helps with the process can be an interesting development. One example of this has been demosntrated by Uria Dubinsky who uses an light sensor and an Arduino to detect sudden changes in the ambient light, at which point the camera shutter is released.

The electronics behind the project are quite simple, and by modifying an inexpensive wired remote control for the DSLR camera you won't break the bank or the camera if wired correctly. With some calibration the system will detect when the sky brightens and hopefully capture the lightning.

To learn more about this project, visit Uria's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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