Starburst effects can add an interesting element to a photograph. In a dark scene, it can add a dreamy, peaceful twinkle to the lights. In a daytime scene, a starburst sun can add drama and interest (Diy Photo Lighting)
The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography, another very good post by the group of writers at the digital-photography-school. This is one of the most comprehensive articles they've written on SP and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
These different types of lighting create different gradients and colours of light giving an image more meaning and depth. The way the light is enables the image to be more interesting and direct to what you want for your shoot.
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