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What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights?

What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights? Hare are two quick examples from my phone: Would this be considered bokeh, or does a term even exist for this?
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How are circular haloes around light sources created?

I found the below image (photographer credit: Xavier Leung, original photo), which depicts an American battleship currently docked in Hong Kong. Is anyone familiar with this striking effect? I ...
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Techniques and kit to photograph graphic design print portfolio (not too costly)?

I am a graphic designer looking to photograph some of my print work (i.e. brochures, business cards etc). I have purchased some coloured mount board/card ready for the floor/backdrop, so I can ...
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How to control “starbursts” around light sources?

How can you control the size of "starbursts" from light sources in photographs? For example, the lights on the shore in this photo have very sharp and long starbusts: ...
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How do you photograph Christmas Lights?

How can you best photograph Christmas lights? I've had tons of problems, the auto-meters don't work at all, and I'm fairly clueless, other than to get a tripod and keep trying until something ...