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this amazing effect is made possible with a Flashlight and a digital camera.

and A 2 min exposure

Posted by michelle G. from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada • Published See michelle G. 's 1253 projects »
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  • How to take a light trail photograph. Light Trails - Step 1
    Step 1

    first you need a camera that has shutterspeed ability.

    You need to use manual exposure for this

    I use a pentax D110, but Canon Rebel, and Nikon D series work as well.

    set the shutter speed(has to be slow to capture the light) I use a low shutter speed like a 2 or 6 and apture of F16.

  • How to take a light trail photograph. Light Trails - Step 2
    Step 2

    place the camera on the tripod

    keep it steady

  • How to take a light trail photograph. Light Trails - Step 3
    Step 3

    now get someone to wave the flashlight around, to create the lightwriting effect,

    now push the shutter button and wait for the click(this tells you the picture has been taken)

  • How to take a light trail photograph. Light Trails - Step 4
    Step 4

    and then you can get this

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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
cool
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
awesome!!
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
so its my desktop backgeound cool Happy
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ely.
ely. · Victorville, California, US · 9 projects
now that i know the technique, i MUST figure out how to change the exposure on this blanged new camera..
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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects
Thanx! I've been wanting to know how to take these kinds of pics.
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
I'd love to do this, just got to see if I can do it with my vivitar! xx
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nouk
nouk · 15 projects
cool! I've a pentax to sure gonna try it
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
impressive... I love that pic Happy
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