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    hello
    I would like to know to take those pictures with the light beams from cars and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta70s View Post
    hello
    I would like to know to take those pictures with the light beams from cars and such?
    As in take a photo where you can actually see the beam emitting from the headlight?

    You need a diffuser to catch the light. Smoke/Fog/Dust or any fine particles will work. A fog machine is probably the safest and best bet.
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    but how did my friend do it with his iphone on a normal street

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    Maybe it was a foggy day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Maybe it was a foggy day?
    Nah, I'm betting that it was just magic.
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    I think the OP is asking about the photo's of streets/highways that show the headlights or taillights as "Beams" moving down the road..

    This is done on a tripod (at night) with a slow shutter speed (depends of how much traffic and how many "beams" you want)...

    Your friend with an iPhone must have just taken a picture of a fast moving car at night. I don't know the specs but my guess is the shutter speed on the iPhone is slow enough to catch "beams". at night.

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    he probably moved his phone while he was taking it
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiDE View Post
    I think the OP is asking about the photo's of streets/highways that show the headlights or taillights as "Beams" moving down the road..

    This is done on a tripod (at night) with a slow shutter speed (depends of how much traffic and how many "beams" you want)...

    Your friend with an iPhone must have just taken a picture of a fast moving car at night. I don't know the specs but my guess is the shutter speed on the iPhone is slow enough to catch "beams". at night.
    thanks what i meant

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    Doesn't have to be totally dark out either if you use a slow enough shutter speed.

    This one is a 6 second exposure.

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    For the op, those are light trails, not beams.
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