Join Levi Sim for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing between first-curtain, second-curtain, and high-speed sync modes, part of Flash Photography: Canon Speedlites.
- Earlier we talked about a first-curtain…and second-curtain sync as well as flash sync speeds.…Right now I'd like to show you how we change…between first-curtain, second-curtain,…and then also this really cool tool called high-speed sync.…This is how we change it.…We can change these settings under the flash control menu.…Normally, that menu is under the camera menu…and it's the first tab,…but remember, I set this up to be under the My Menu tab…so that I can get to it really simply.…
This is where I place all the settings that I use frequently…so that they're all right to hand and I don't have to…cycle through all the tabs in the entire menu.…So go into flash control…and then right down here we're going to go to…external flash function setting…and then press the Set button…and then dial the wheel until it comes to this arrow,…it's called first-curtain synchronization,…press Set right there and then we could change it to…second-curtain synchronization or to high-speed sync.…
Now when do we use each of these?…First-curtain synchronization is the default,…
You'll also find out how to set up your Canon camera itself to make the most of the speedlight—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Levi Sim helps you master the controls, including the camera and flash modes, flash modifiers, and accessories, and creative options offered by a speedlight: soft light, hard light, and bounced light. By the end of this course, you'll be able to make great light in any situation with your speedlight. If you don't have one yet, you'll understand just what model is best for your needs and what features you'll use the most.
- Why use a speedlight?
- Powering a speedlight
- Choosing the right camera mode
- Choosing the right flash modes
- Using flash modifiers
- Creating soft and hard light
- Accessing Commander mode
- Positioning the flash off camera
- Using an iTTL extension cord
- Extending battery life
- Controlling ambient light
- Using speedlights with third-party radio triggers
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Speedlites
2. Quick Start
Speedlite menus and controls4m 40s
3. Taking Control of a Speedlite
4. Controlling and Shaping the Light
5. The Camera as Commander
6. Using Off-Camera Flash
7. Shooting with Speedlites and Workflow Tips
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