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Rear Curtain Flash Sync—AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

Adorama Photography TV presents: Learn all about dragging the shutter, combining with flash and long exposure.

In this episode Mark will show how some cameras offer the ability to fire the flash at just before the second curtain closes. This is called rear or second curtain sync and it is used to freeze motion at the end of the exposure. When making long exposures while firing a flash rear curtain sync creates the effect of motion blur trailing the main subject.


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