How do i create light streams

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    Leave your shutter open for a length of time.
     
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    thanks a bunch, so im going to be buying a Nikon 90D so ill experiment with it!

    currently have my DSLR Sony H10
     
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    D90 ;)

    Yeah long shutter speed. How long depends on the light, the speed it's moving etc...
     
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    okay man thanks again so much, so what type of shutter speed would create an image such as the second one i posted, also when its on the long shutter speed, i tried it on my sony however my picture jsut came out white, really annoyed me! how come?

    thanks again
     
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    A tripod is also essential to this sort of shooting since you will be using shutter speeds where handshake will ruin the effect through blur.
    As well as that I recommend using either a remote release or the timer to trigger the shutter as opposed to your finger on the shutter button - since using your hand will add shake to the shot - remotes or the timer will remove that problem.

    Also when you get the camera read up about "mirror lock up" that is a handy feature for this kind of shot

    have fun!

    edit - the actual time needed will vary depending on the conditions at the time - best thing is to just experiment with different speeds and review on the LCD till you get the effect you are after
     
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    wow you guys are really helpful on here! thanks so much
     
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    Nieither image has an EXIF chunk attached but;

    This one: http://newyork-photosblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/09-11-03s.jpg looks like 20 or 30 seconds. It could be 10 to 15 seconds if the cars were hauling azz.

    This one http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1044047291_291c1a03b5.jpg?v=0 looks like about 8 to 10 seconds.

    Those are guesses and could be completely wrong but they are both for SURE longer than 5 seconds.

    Something else is going on in that second one too. Notice how all the people are not blurred and ghosted. Maybe multiple exposures were used?
     
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    Smaller aperture can help also, start at f8 ISO 100. Do 5 second, 10 sec., 20 sec. etc. :)
     
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    the reason yours came out so bright is because it was to bright out.. you need to let less light in...
     
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    NIcely done bigalbest
     
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    thanks bigalbest!
     

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