Specular highlights

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  1. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Specular highlights are BRIGHT, white, detail-less highlights...diffuse highlights are broader. The diffuse highlight on a subject can really help us get a sense of the shape and texture of an object.




     
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    I’m sure I confused the terms. As I said in my post I don’t know much about the technical terms for a lot of this stuff. I thought the lit up bokeh balls (?) bubble bokeh (?) light bokeh (?) were what people referred to as specular highlights. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    No worries on the use of the terms, just wanted to differentiate bokeh balls from specular highlights...
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    All I can think of is shoot a LOT.
    Afternoon sun reflecting off the waves and ripples in a pond/lake/bay.
    The "hot" reflection off of chrome trim on a car.
    As Derrel said, it will be "blown" highlights.
     

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