The first step is to find out where the bulb setting on your camera is. On most cameras, the bulb setting is found by putting the camera on manual and scrolling through the shutter speed options until you pass the slowest option. This usually is displayed with a “B” or “bulb”.
On other cameras you’ll find the bulb mode on its own on the mode dial.
Set the camera securely on the tripod.
If you’re using bulb, chances are you’re doing some long exposure photography, so keeping the camera steady is key. Use a tripod to keep the camera stable, making sure everything on the tripod is secure.
If you’re outside and it’s windy, you can place your bag on the bottom to help brace the tripod. Some tripods even have a hook for doing just this!
Plug in your cable release.
If you’re using a cable release, now is the time to plug it in! Plug the cable release into the remote release port on the camera and press the button to test it. Don’t forget that a cable release really can mean the difference between a sharp photo and an unsharp photo! Triggertrap Mobile is the perfect cable release for shooting on bulb as it has three different modes for setting the duration of your long exposure.