Alternative car trails / by James Brown

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This project will give you a chance to have some fun with your photography.

Shoot from inside a moving car at night as a friend drives slowly along a well-lit road.

You will need an exposure of around 30 seconds. Use a tripod set up in the passenger or back seat and trigger the shutter with a remote release.

An easy set up would be;

Shutter priority: TV or S
Shutter speed: 30’’
Focus: Set the lens to infinity (If you don’t have infinity then auto focus on the dash of the car, then move the lens back to manual focus so it does not try and refocus when taking the shot.
ISO: 400
Lens: Go for a wide lens to capture as much as possible around 12mm - 24mm

If you don’t have a remote release then just be very carful when pressing the trigger button.

If you want to do something a bit more advanced and you have a flash speed light press the test button once during the exposure, be carful not to distract any other drivers!

If you are really brave and have a clamp you could always attache the camera to to outside of the car!!!

Have fun, be carful and good luck.