Sync and Shutter Speed
When moving from natural to studio lighting, it is essential to understand sync speed. In this lesson, Felix explains how your shutter speed affects your studio lighting so it doesn’t trip you up when playing with different lighting scenarios. Mastering studio lighting faster and with more efficiency starts with understanding how sync speed works. Join Felix as he breaks down the basics.
47 Reviews for Sync and Shutter Speed
“awesome explanation. I always had issues with the ambient light and could not figure it out . I understood everything”
— Donna A.
“Very easy to understand concept now,”
— Marissa K.
“Loved the: "Dont get lost just yet" expression.... and no... didnt get lost at all :)”
— WENDY A.
“Explained in a simple and precise way! Thank you!”
— Jillian F.
“Never understood this before. Thank you.”
— Cheryl H.
“I get this perfectly! Thank you so much for the clear explanation!”
— Nilofar B.
“I would have never guessed about no ambient light. Makes sense when explained so simply. Thanks!”
— Martha B.
“Nice explanation and it makes it very simple but it isn't quite accurate. I guess for simplicity it makes sense to do it that way, but above the sync speed, the sensor is never actually completely exposed between the front and rear shutters which is why the flash can't correctly expose as the shutter is hiding part of the sensor during the short duration of the flash exposure. This is why highspeed sync or hyper sync work, but your explication is probably good enough until you want to go higher with your shutter speed with those technologies. Still nicely explained and all the important points are covered. Stay below sync and control ambient with the shutter speed.”
— Scott B.
“Great explanation! Thank you”
— Allison M.
“Great explanation and easy to remember!”
— Ashley S.
“This video was incredibly easy to understand. Thank you Felix!!”
— Alex B.
“Incredibly easy to understand. Thank you Felix!!”
— Alex B.
— Ludwig A.
— Brigitta B.
“So clearly explained! Thank you!”
— Renata O.
“I was freaking out as I've never used artificial light before. After watching this video I have hope. Thanks Felix, you made it easy to understand.”
— Tamara I.
“Good point re checking for ambient light (no ambient light in the studio if at all possible). I didn;t know this, thank you Felix.”
— Laura F.
“Thank you! If they explained things this simple in photography school. Really excited to watch the other videos!!!”
— Sarah A.
“Thank you! I'm super excited about this course... Very good job explaining :)”
— Casandra B.
“Thank you!!! So excited about this course.”
— Tatiane B.
“Thanks Felix - great explanation and I didn't realise how much impact the ambient light would have... can't wait to start experimenting now.”
— Lynda F.
“I just want to know how and little bits of why. Thank you for not complicating this to the point that I just don't feel like it's doable!”
— ALICE F.
“You were born to be a teacher! Everything is at a level anyone can understand! Thank you Felix!”
— Debbi S.
“good review and good optics to "see" the why and the how!”
— philomena h.
“Excellent Breakdown :)”
— Chasmin C.
“I figured out by trial and error that ambient light affected the result I was after - this is the affirmation and understanding that helps me feel confident. Perfectly explained - thank you Felix :)”
— Nila W.
“Perfect! Thank you Felix!”
— Jennifer F.
“Felix! Amazing! I've been practising while listening to you! Just a basic simple picture changed from yuch to wow in a few minutes!!!”
— Toby S.
“Fantastic. I knew about sync speed working with studio lights but this was explained in a clear and simple way. I did not know about checking for ambient light. Love this. Thank you.”
— TRACY V.
“This is so easy to understand! Thank you Felix.”
— Stephanie F.
“What a great starting point. Felix proves the explanation doesn't have to get really technical, and I love that he tells us "why." I'm a how and why person. With his practical and visual demonstrations, my how and why has been satisfied. Thank you!!”
— Jeanne W.
“Yep , fabulous explanation and great visual illustration with the bowls of water, Felix. GREAT way to remember how shutters, flashes and syncing works!”
— Sonja S.
“This section just paid for the class - this important detail is what has been holding me back - the relationship of shutter speed and iso has been far to technically explained to me before. Thank you!”
— Holli M.
“Super simple thanks”
— Marie P.
“Are these downloadable?”
— Ellenor d.
“I see why it's important to check how much the ambient light affects your image. Super easy to understand.”
— Vanessa W.
“Super easy to understand. Felix's calming manner is exactly what is needed for technical discussions.”
— Christine B.
“Can the vids be downloaded?”
— Janina A.
“A case of over-explanation for me but Felix is so good to look at and listen to that I still gave this a 5 :-)”
— Stephanie L.
“for me it was a wee bit over-explaining but Felix is so good to look at and listen to I still rated a 5 :-)”
— Stephanie L.
“Thanks Felix for making lighting easy to understand.”
— ashley c.
“Love the simplicity of your explanations to make this easy to use for practical applications!”
— Margo A.
“Alles Prima! Well explained without the technical side bogging down.”
— Dayle Ann C.
“So clearly explained. Love it.”
— Jackie P.
“Perfectly explained! Concise and simple.”
— Lindsey H.
“Well explained , easy to understand!”
— Yolanda f.