It appears that most people cheat by using long exposures. Wait until
night, close the aperture right down (f16/f22) and hold the shutter open
for a few seconds (B or T setting on the camera). 1/30 second, or 1/60
second probably tells the true story. I don't see the point in a time
exposure's. Everyone's seen a jacobs ladder turned into a wall of flame
with a time exposure, but it just doesn't look like that in real life.
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Michael Novak" <Acmnovak-at-execpc-dot-com>
> What aperature settings vs shutter speed do you recommend for taking
> pictures of tesla coils? All the pictures I have taken showed weak, thin
> arcs that were blue in color. I'm looking for arcs that are thick and
> purple... Does anyone know how I would achive such effects?