Behind the Lens: Lucas Jackson on His Long Exposures of the Oklahoma Tornado Aftermath

Unique and haunting photos from a scene already saturated with media

Lucas Jackson Oklahoma Tornado Photos

Lucas Jackson Oklahoma Tornado Photos

_**For the technical geeks out there, do you mind sharing with us the gear you used to make these images, and your approximate exposures? **_

Gearwise I was using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and either a 50mm f/1.4, 16-35mm f/2.8, or 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on an Induro carbon fiber tripod with a ball head. I didn’t have an intervalometer with me so the longest exposure I could get was 30 seconds and since I wanted a really deep depth of field (f/8-f/22) for these, I was using either the shutter speed or ISO to change the exposure. With the images that have people in them I was often shooting at ISO 800-3200 in order to get the beautiful low light in the photo while also freezing the subject.