So I just got my first camera a month or so ago and I've really only had a couple opportunities for lightning photos. I'm still working on finding the ideal settings and such plus my location stinks as you will see from the photos. There are too many lights, power lines, etc to have a good clean shot of the lightning, never the less here is what I've come up with so far. Tips tricks and other advice is very welcome.
ok a couple non lightning shots. 1st lol
I think whatever settings you used for the seventh photo (the one with the CG lightning), that's what I'd use.