What is Starburst/Sunburst photography?
This photography refers to capturing the Sun or artificial light source in your photo, wherein you can actually see the rays around the light source in a star✴ like shape.
As an amateur photographer, I am confused about the usage of the terms Starburst and Sunburst.
Are they the same or different?
Layman’s understanding is that the starburst effect is during the night time and the sunburst effect is achieved during the day time.
As one can’t get the Starburst effect during nighttime, since photographing a star is a very tough proposition. So photographing the light source (street lamp, bedroom or Christmas tree light and fireworks etc) during nighttime can be called starburst?
Some say that both terms mean the same.
I am not into the technical details of how to achieve these effects.
Nowadays software does a better job and you can just chill with a mug of beer when it is creating the desired effect.
“One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine.
A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise.
A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday – for gratitude is light against the darkness.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
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