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Car Trails

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6. Car Trails

Lesson Info

Car Trails

What's up, everyone and welcome to creative lives. Creative photography challenges. I'm Justin. And tonight we're doing car trails. We're really lucky to be able to be here a twin peaks where we have this natural really cool curvature in the roads. But really, you could take the shot anywhere you could do it. A street level anywhere that you have passing lights going by at night. You will need a tripod, a camera, a wide angle lens, shutter release remote, a headlamp and hopefully a car or something that has lights. Now, the key to the shot is your shutter speed. Because the roadway that we have in focus right now is pretty long. I'm gonna go for having it be 32nd exposure were in aperture priority mode at F 16 which is getting us to 36 exposure, which is that we would want were at I s 0 64 we're focused right there on the roadway. I do that before the sun went down, so I know I'm locked in, and I'm not gonna touch the focus from here on out. I'm also going to close out the viewfinder s...

o that no light pollution enters in the back during the 32nd exposure. All right, let's take the shot firing very much the idea exposure from what I'm going for and everything's in really good focus. All right, everybody. That's how it's done, Really excited to see what you come up with. So please submit your photos to Instagram and use the HASHTAG creative photo challenge. Also, if you haven't done so already, go to creativelive dot com slash CPC to get these challenges delivered right to your inbox.

Class Description

Lacking ideas on what to shoot? Feeling uninspired behind the lens? Not sure what to do to flip the switch on your internal lightbulb? 

What if you had new, weekly creative photography ideas sent to you directly one a week?  "Assignments" that took you out of your daily grind, got you outside, and helped you break through your creative blocks? 

Join CreativeLive for a series of free photography challenges designed to bust you out of your comfort zone. You'll try new techniques, pick up new skills, and expand your photographic creativity. 

What is the Creative Photography Challenge?

As fellow photographers, we know exactly how you feel. We've all felt drained of ideas of what to shoot next. This is why our team got together and designed the Creative Photography Challenge: a series of short, snackable videos that will help you discover and harness new photography techniques.  You'll be inspired by our community of fellow photographers that are participating in this challenge right along with you. 

The challenges are simple; Each video is under five minutes long, so they won't take forever to watch, and you can complete each challenge in just a few minutes or take an entire day to really hone in on your new skills. 

Here are the episodes:

How it works

All you have to do to get started is click the free "Sign Up" button.

Once you take your photo, tag it on Instagram using the hashtag #creativephotochallenge.

Also, you can join the Creative Photography Challenge Facebook group to ask questions, and share your experiences with your fellow photographers. 

Start improving as a photographer today! 

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Tanya Lillie

I love the format of this class. Each challenge is presented in a quick, yet thorough manner. It is a great way to try new techniques. The best way for me to learn is by doing and the format of this class gives me the perfect opportunity to do so.

Aoife Lynch

Really love this idea and excited to take this challenge. Loved the live Facebook chat with Chase last night. Feeling inspired :D


I am more than happy to agree with other people here... this is a great idea and is really enjoyable. Thanks guys :)