Star burst

How do you create a star burst like this?

Fine Cuban (Photo: Michael Willems)

You may want to edge or window the sun or light – but the most important technique is very simple: use a small aperture (a high “f-number”). I used f/22 in this shot (and that gave me 1/50th second at 200 ISO).

Yet another little factoid to store away in your knowledge base.

Stick around with me and I promise many more – and for new readers, do consider reading the entire archive here – or quicker, come in for a course or coaching session. December is a great month, so that you can be ready for the holidays and all the wonderful family and event shots you will take. Remember: photography is time travel.


3 thoughts on “Star burst

  1. Yup! You will definitely benefit from taking courses from Michael! I’ve taken classes in the past, and am registering for new ones. Not all photographers are teachers, and not all teachers are effective teachers. Michael is an awesome and effective teacher, and you will wall away with having increased your photographic skills!
    Maria 🙂

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