Hit the road
Shoot light trails from your car
Shooting a long exposure from a moving car might sound borderline impossible, but the results can be spectacular. The key is to mount the camera securely to the car first. With the camera attached, the car will remain sharp in the shot no matter how much it moves around on the road, while any passing lights will blur into stunning light trails. This is great for showing off the bright lights of a big city from a totally new perspective.
The easiest way to attach your Nikon to your car is to use a suction mount, such as the Delkin Fat Gecko Triple (£55,$99). This features suckers at one end, and a tripod fitting at the other. Once the camera is in place, you can shoot as long an exposure as you need to get the degree of motion blur required. It goes without saying that you don’t want to risk damaging your precious kit, so make sure everything is completely secure, and keep a tight hold of your camera strap while you’re shooting, just in case!