High Speed Sync Flash

July 16, 2017 Portraits  No comments

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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