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30 Amazing Examples of Light Trail Photography

If you have never shot light trail photos but you are interested in learning the art and being good at it, then following are some of the amazing light trail photography tips that will help. Basically trail light are often found in the streets and busy roads with lots of traffic. The lights of moving cars can create an amazing effect.

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  1. Capture The Big Picture:

An image with tiny trail light doesn’t grab any attraction. For an interesting effect, you need long light trails across your picture. Just like making any subject look larger than ordinary, you have to get closer to it. Same happens with the light trails. Another way is to shoot the trails from low point of view to make them appear bigger. Get as close to the traffic and as low as you can and then press the shutter and you will see an amazing trail light effect in your photo.

  1. Visualize For Trails:

Before taking trail light photos, you need to visualize how the light trails will look in your final image and them make your image with the lights in your mind.

How about standing in the middle of the road with traffic on both of your sides? Make sure you find an interesting subject to capture along with the trails such as the beautiful buildings or bridge. Hit the shutter when you make sure the traffic is on both sides of you. To capture these types of shots, your safety should be your first priority.

  1. Isolate Light Trails:

If you are a lover of abstract photography then you can create an amazing abstract of trail lights by isolating them from your scene. Pick a location where the only source of light is the car lights or the lights that’s going to be your trail subject. Underexposure the whole scene so that the camera only captures the light trails.

  1. Do Not Just Rely On Cars:

Cars are not the only source of trail lights. You can take anything that is moving with lights on it to capture your trail photos. Don’t forget about the trains, bikes or even some kids walking by with some glowing sticks in hands. Be creative and think of light trails. Light trails other than the ones made with cars create an interesting pattern which looks amazing.

  1. Make Light Trails Of Your Own:

If you are not in a place with cars or buses, then don’t wait. Get your tripod and set its shutter speed to 10 second or more and make your own trail light with anything. It can be your car or you can even use torch light for this purpose if you do not like cars.

These are some of the tips regarding trail light photography. Following are some of the inspiring photos that you can see.

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