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Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the other technical aspects of lighting up a scene. Heck, it wasn’t until two years into my photography career that I understood how it all worked.

But, with this very helpful video put together by photographer Karl Taylor under your belt, you’ll be well on your way to knowing how it all works in just 13 minutes time.

Breaking down the various technical components of how flash photography works, Taylor uses visual metaphors and simple illustrations of how everything is working inside your camera to help you really understand what’s happening.

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At thirteen and a half minutes (30 seconds of which is a sponsor mention for Squarespace) the tutorial is well worth the watch, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet looking for a refresh.

There are also a great deal more tutorials available over on his YouTube channel — plus a few in our archives — if you appreciate Taylor’s easily digestible presentation style.

(via Reddit)