star 4 filter- help needed

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  1. eggy900

    eggy900 TPF Noob!

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    i finally got myself a star 4 filter (cross screen), can anyone please give me any advice on how and when to use it please
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It really depends on when you want to use it...you are the one who bought it, after all. :D

    I would use a star filter when there are strong 'point lights' in the scene. Like street lights at night, or candles in a dark room.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    They are called 'specular highlights'. Sun shining on water is one example. Streetlights at night is another.
    You may find that you use it for a while.
     
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    I'd use it at night :) when shooting some street photography or city landscapes, it gives you cool effects on point light. Or during the sun after a rain :) the drops of water reflect light and that may make some interesting "stars"/"crosses"
     
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    I would use it as a coaster. It is most effective with specular highlights. Personally I avoid specular highlights at all costs.
     

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