Locking your shutter open for an extended period of time can result in some really cool shots. Long exposure techniques can be used for things like car light trails, smoothing out water in waterfalls, rivers, etc, and can make clouds look like they’re moving and streaking across the sky. When needed, you can even make people disappear from your shot. Here’s how to pull of each of these long shutter speed techniques.
Photographing light trails at night is a fun way to make some stunning images using long shutter speed. This how to guide on long exposure car trails shows you exactly how to do this from what equipment you need, finding a good location, timing the shots and even a bonus advanced tip on how to combine multiple images for even greater effect.