87 — Rear curtain sync — front curtain sync in flash photography

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #87‚ talks about the dif­fer­ence between rear cur­tain sync and front cur­tain sync when using flash with your cam­era. Basi­cally when using rear cur­tain sync, the flash fires toward the end of the expo­sure instead of toward the begin­ning of the expo­sure as it nor­mally does. This allows the blur that results from using slow shut­ter speeds to trail behind the sub­ject where it looks nat­ural. When using slow shut­ter speeds, you’ll gen­er­ally need to use a tri­pod. We also go over some basics on com­bin­ing flash with ambi­ent light.

Front curtain sync

Front cur­tain sync — Notice the move­ment trail in front of my hand, it looks unnatural

Rear curtain sync

Rear cur­tain sync — Notice the move­ment trail behind my hand, it looks more natural

Photography mixing flash and ambient light

Wed­ding cen­ter­piece by Dominic Fuiz­zotto — Dominic skill­fully bounces flash to add detail to the flow­ers in this lovely bright image

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