We all love to take shots of buildings by night... especially when the building is lit. Why not add something special to that picture?
Here's a simple advice: Use a ND8 or higher filter. This filter allows you to expose longer. Exposing longer allows you to capture some light trails. Here are a few example photographs:
Well, the "trick" is to choose the right angle. Try shooting from the ground perspective... and try to position yourself behind a busy intersection, where the cars are forced to brake, hence the light will be more visible in the final shot.
Wait until the cars are moving, observe the pattern, use a tripod and a remote shutter device. Also look for your safety, don't get exposed in an unsafe place where a car can hit you. If there is the angle, you can leave only the camera and you can take a few steps back to ensure your safety!
You can include all kind of buildings, especially historical ones. One powerful image that is presented to the viewer in a different perspective, a perspective a bare human eye can't catch.
Choose a venue that is circulated by buses and you will have the lights all over the photograph. The light stops of buses are higher than the most vehicles.
I hope this simple blog post will open some new perspectives for your photography practice and I hope to share with you more useful information about simple tricks that can improve your technique.
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