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Slow Sync Flash

Slow Sync Flash
One camera function that can be a lot of fun to play with (and that can get you some interesting results) is slow sync flash. Low Light Photography Options When shooting with a subject in low light situations you generally have two options; either to shoot with a flash or to shoot with a slow shutter speed. 1. Flash – When shooting in low light with a flash in auto mode your camera will choose a relatively fast shutter speed. This means that your subject will be well lit and that if it is moving it will be frozen and as a result will be sharp. 2. Both of the above options are legitimate technique but both have their weaknesses. What is Slow Sync Flash? Slow Sync Flash is a function found on many cameras that tells your camera to shoot with both a longer shutter speed as well as firing the flash. Rear and Front Curtain Sync These two modes sound a little technical but to put it most simply they are the way in which you choose when to fire your flash during the longer exposure.

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