Get down low
When photographing light trails, don’t stand too far back like in this shot. Get up close and get down low, so that your camera is level with the headlights or tail-lights of passing vehicles. A wide-angle lens will accentuate the trails and a shutter speed of four to five seconds will keep the trails defined and bright. It’s important to fill the frame though, so try to time the shot so the light trails travel the entire width of the frame.