Magical marbles: shoot long-exposure light trails at home, with ease

Christina Naccarato sets up a fun home project that anyone can try with ease
(Image credit: Christina Naccarato)

I have loved taking photos for as long as I can remember, but about seven years ago I invested in my first DSLR for a trip to New York. I chose the Nikon D3200, and it was one of the best things I ever did. Since then, the camera has come with me on every holiday. Even though at first I was guessing about which settings to use, or just keeping it in auto, the photos came out pretty well.

However, as the iPhone evolved, the more my camera stayed in its box and I was taking more photos using my phone. That was until the end of 2021, when I decided that it was time to pick up the DSLR again. I joined a local camera club and have fallen in love with my camera again. Now I’m learning how to use all the different shooting modes and how to shoot different types of photography that will develop my skills. 

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