How to Capture Long Exposure Photography: 

    

Capturing Long Exposure Photography can be difficult. It is all about knowing your camera settings and having a good set-up and a creative eye! To begin with, each object that you’re shooting will differ in the settings that are required to capture it. I recommend using different settings and changing locations to get a different perspective. This was my first time light painting and I learned so much about the process and how to achieve it. 

Tripod:  Always use a tripod
Manual Mode:  Baseline Settings: ISO 200; f/11;  30″
Focus:  With the lights on, use autofocus to lock focus, then turn lens focus to M.
Level:  Check to see if the camera is level. Timer: Turn on your timer to 5 or 10 seconds and get in place.

Process:

Strokes:  Paint in strokes of light to reveal your scene.