How and When to Use High Speed Sync Flash for Portrait Photography

In this video we will be learning how and when to use the High Speed Sync function when it comes to doing outdoor off-camera flash photography for shooting portraits.

You will learn that in situations where the ambient light is a lot and you still want to use a shallow depth of field, the High Speed Sync feature can come to your aid as it allows you to go faster than the Sync Speed of the camera, thereby allowing you to cut down light and enabling you to use a wider aperture. Here’s the video:

This video is from our Off-Camera Flash for Beginners Course, which has 33 videos and 4 hours of video content. You can access the full course using the link below:

Off-Camera Flash for Beginners Course

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