Note on aperture: When shooting bulb photography, the use of aperture is a little different than in normal photography. On a really dark night, if i a...
This instructable is about long exposure photography, or "bulb" photography, on a 35mm film camera. I will be using a canon t70 with 200mm lens. Long exposure photography is an artistic form of photography in which the lens is left open for longer than necessary, with the camera being secure on a tripod. This creates an artistic blurring of motion. This technique also creates lines where lights have passed in front of the camera.
Step 1: The camera
In order to shoot long exposure on film, your camera must either have a "bulb" setting, or a way to manually open the shutter. On the t70, "bulb" mode enables the user to keep the lens open as long as the shutter button is depressed. Also, you will need either a tripod or some other way to get your camera steady. I would definitely recommend a tripod, to get the best results.