What would be the right suite and workflow for lightning photography?
I realize that these packages are not a “cure all” but I’d like to find which packages do the most for me, and what order to apply them.
My original thought was gigapixel to bump up the resolution and then sharpen to clean up the lightning.
I’m currently looking at gigapixel, sharpen and denoise, but they all seem to overlap a bit in functionality.
The usual problem is a little bit of blur, possibly from wind shaking the tripod, or being slightly off focus.
Getting infinity focus in the dark, without a lens with a hard stop at infinity can be difficult.
There is also a lot of fine structure in the lightning itself, which I don’t want to obliterate, and very bright sections where the image gets blown out.
The ability to batch process is important, it’s not unusual for me to come home with hundreds of frames to process.