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Time Lapse with Oly 3000z

I would like to take some night time photos where you see the lights of the car streaking by. I am very new to all this, so if someone could explain how to do this. I realize you need a tripod, but how do I keep the shutter open. Is this possible with a digital camera. I have the Oly 3000z. Any help would be appreciated. Just trying to experiment and learn.

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I believe the 300 is the same as the 3030 in flash mode you can choose one of the slow sink modes to accomplish this, I am sure there are other ways to do this as well. You will probrably get some better answers from Barry or the other pros.

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