Rear Curtain Sync

by Camellia Staab March. 27, 2021 833 views

Week 13 of 52 frame challenge related to slow shutter speed or for extra credit, rear curtain sync.

I went for the rear curtain sync.

"Rear curtain sync is a flash sync mode where we're syncing the flash so that it fires just before the rear curtain starts to move. This gives us cool effects in specific situations especially at night and with motion".

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Leon Linder 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Ethereal Photography - you are creating a new class of photography. smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Leon Linder 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Too sweet. Thank you smile

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Antonio Gil 5 months, 3 weeks ago

It's like being inside a poker player's dream.  😊 Great work Camellia

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice analogy smile

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Chuck Staruch 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Just amazing!

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Chuck Staruch 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Chuck, fun to try smile

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Paul Moreau 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Running out of superlatives really grinning I'm rubbish with any added light to be honest, really need to at least try to master it (especially outdoors).

As an aside that 24-70 f4 really is a flexible all-rounder isn't it?

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Paul Moreau 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I really like that lens. I think it does a very nice job of capturing, especially at 24mm.

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John Durham 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I am not worthy.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to John Durham 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes you are, way more than you think smile

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
John Durham Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks pal!

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Russell Smith 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Rather cool shots. I am hopeful I get a camera and or camera flash combo that can do this. I have the ability on my Oly but the flashes do not work with it so yeah soon.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Russell I bought some "cheap" flashes YN (Yognou) and a remote and I love how easy they are to set up and how well they "talk" to each other.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I have a few of those for the canon but the body that I have does not support changing curtains for flash. Olympus well the flashes that I have do not work on that body but the body does allow a variety of options for flash. I am considering getting some flashes for the Oly but before I do I need to finish my rabbit holes of what brand I want to concentrate on getting equipment for.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I remember reading about this a long time ago but can't say I still understand fully how it works. It looks like a very cool thing to try when I get a chance. Well done, Camellia, this is another set of really neat images you've captured.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Basically, there are two ways where the flash activates. The first, being the one most of us utilize.....flash goes off as soon as you "click" (press down the shutter release). The shutter opens, the flash goes off, and (depending on your settings) the shutter closes. The second way is the back curtain. You press the shutter button, (depending on your setting the shutter opens and stays open for the duration) flash goes off at the end. Hence the ghosting and the movements. Rear curtain is best used with movement....you can actually see something happening. I did try it with light painting, (which I will post eventually) but you really can't tell if it is front or rear flash sync.

5 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to explain this to me in detail, Camellia.

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