Today I'm doing a short post that will serve as a really straight-forward way for people to set their cameras correctly under a few different lighting conditions.
*Please note that this is not the only way to set your camera (there are a million ways!), but it's generally what I use to shoot all my images.
F = Aperture, ISO is the light sensitivity, and 'Shutter speed' or 'Exposure' is the length of time the photo takes (in sec or min).
I call it the 'Cheater's Guide to Night-Photography' because it's the easiest way I can explain camera settings. All the answers are right here, saved the size of a vertical smartphone image so that you can save it to your mobile phone and check it on the go when you're out in the middle of nowhere or wherever you are.
Hope this helps you take some awesome photos!
Cheat Sheet 1 - General Light-painting DSLR Camera settings (you can save this image to your phone for later reference):
Cheat Sheet 2 - Light-painting DSLR Camera Settings for various moon phases (you can save this image to your phone for later reference):