Hong Kong Lightning Storms

Hong Kong Lightning Storm Pictures

Hong Kong Lightning Photo Gallery

Photographing lightning is a challenge for even the best of photographers.  Over the years and especially shooting time-lapse I learned some tricks when trying to capture this natural element that is unpredictable.   Once one is able to crack the code it does not guarantee perfect results as the intensity of light varies based on each strike.  Then there is the challenge of shooting daytime lightning that requires additional planning.

All prints over 20″ on short side will only be sold once at that size.

  • Hong Kong Lightning Storm
    Hong Kong Lightning Storm
  • Hong Kong Lightning at Daybreak
    Hong Kong Lightning at Daybreak
  • Thunderstorm Over Hong Kong Island
    Thunderstorm Over Hong Kong Island
  • Incredible Awesome Lightning Strike
    Elements Awesome Lightning Strike
  • Hong Kong Late Night Lightning Over Wan Chai with TST Star Ferry
    Hong Kong Late Night Lightning Over Wan Chai
  • Lightning Storm Over Hong Kong
  • Lightning Strike Over Kowloon Bay Hong Kong
    Lightning Strike Over Kowloon Bay Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Lightning Show
    Hong Kong Lightning Show
  • Hong Kong Thunderstorm
    Hong Kong Thunderstorm
  • Hong Kong Late Afternoon Thunderstorm
    Hong Kong Late Afternoon Thunderstorm
  • Lightning Up the Hong Kong Skies
    Lightning Up the Hong Kong Skies
  • Lightning over Hong Kong Island
    Lightning over Hong Kong Island
  • Hong Kong Cloud to Ground Lightning
    Hong Kong Cloud to Ground Lightning
  • Hong Kong Lightning Over Central
    Hong Kong Lightning Over Central
  • Kowloon Bay Fork Lightning Hong Kong
    Kowloon Bay Fork Lightning
  • Hong Kong Island Lightning Strike
    Hong Kong Island Lightning Strike

Hong Kong Lightning Storm Season

Hong Kong thunderstorms typically occur in the spring and summer months.  Every storm is different and some pass quickly and others can last for hours on end.  Many lightning strikes occur when there is also heavy rain that makes it impossible to get any kind of reference to location.  There are usually breaks in the storms and the skies can change rapidly.  This can be seen in my “This is Hong Kong” blu-ray that has some stunning lightning sequences.

Hong Kong Observatory Application

The Hong Kong Observatory is a critical application for determining where the lightning strikes are but more importantly they provide a tool to help one predict in what direction the storm is moving.  These are only tools and storms can be highly unpredictable.

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Safety First

Safety Issues: Cameras and water are not a good mix.  Much like humidity and filters are also a big problem as they tend to steam up.  Then there is the risk of being hit by lightning.  As with all photography never put your life ahead of catching the image.  A cable release for camera and some type of waterproof protection is critical.  In Hong Kong these storms can come out of nowhere so in spring and summer always be prepared for the worst.  Heavy rain can turn the hottest day into a miserable wet, cold and dangerous experience.

Learn Secrets of Photographing Lightning and Post Processing

Are you someone who wants to improve your photography skills.  As weather based photography is very last minute you will need to sign up and be prepared to go at short notice.  It’s a course that designed for those that have basic understanding of photography or higher.  The field part of the course will depend on weather as mush as anything else.  The post processing part will last between an hour and ninety minutes.  It will include both working with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  The cost is $HK750 per student with a maximum of four students per session.  I will process one image from each student images.  All lessons will be given in English.

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