When using any kind of flash the shutter speed you can use is restricted to the maximum sync speed of your camera. Mine is 1/250s so I can’t shoot any faster than this or else a black bar will appear over the image. To get around this I purchased a Godox XT32C 2.4G Wireless trigger for my Godox flash. This would allow me to sync with the flash at speeds up to 1/8000s.

Why use a higher shutter speed with flash? Using a higher shutter speed allows you to shoot in to very bright scenes e.g. a bright sky, sunrise or sunset. It’s also allows you to use a smaller aperture, for example f2.8, to give a nice blurred background.

There have been a couple of really lovely evenings recently so I asked my son Cohan to help me test my new equipment. It took a little persuasion but he agreed.

This first set were taken on the shores of Lough Neagh. They were all shot at f4.0 @ 1/1000s


This second set were taken at Tannaghmore Gardens in Craigavon. These were taken at f2.8 @ 1/8000s

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