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Here’s how to mount your Nikon D-SLR to your car to cap­ture spec­tac­u­lar traf­fic trails

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01 Suck it up!

Use the mount to at­tach your cam­era to the side of your car. Make sure the sur­face of the car is clean first, and check that the suc­tion mounts are firmly at­tached. While shoot­ing, wrap the cam­era strap around your wrist, just in case any­thing does come loose.

02 Go wide

Shoot with a wide-an­gle lens so the car is in­cluded in the frame. Drive through busy, brightly lit ar­eas, such as city cen­tres, or along mo­tor­ways and other long, straight roads. If you haven’t got a suc­tion mount, you can al­ways set up a tri­pod in the back.

03 Go long

You may need to ex­per­i­ment with shut­ter speed, but 4-8 secs is a good start­ing point. To al­low for the length of the ex­po­sure, set a small aper­ture at ISO100. This will also help to en­sure good depth of field, so that ev­ery­thing ‘mo­tion­less’ within the im­age re­mains sharp.

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