On the picture attached is a lighting effect that I would really like to learn. I'm not sure what type of effect this is but it looks like a reflection or some type of object emittting light beams. I've tried a directional blur and a lens flare but those don't seem to replicate this kind of effect. Would anyone happen to know how to do this effect? I would greatly appreciate this help.
I agree that it looks like Shine, a volumetric lighting effect sometimes referred to as "God Rays." It is possible to do the effect in After Effects with stock effects. Andrew Kramer shows you how here.