Freezing the frame: Using flash to capture action without any motion blur


posted Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:30 PM EDT


Photographer David Bergman has an ongoing video series for Adorama TV, "Two Minutes Tips." You might've seen prior videos from this series featured here on Imaging Resource. In the episode below, Bergman focuses on using flash to freeze action and discusses the topic of flash duration as it relates to the look of your final image.

Photographing a dancer jumping in the air, how can Bergman capture her in action while not having any motion blur? Flash! By using a powerful enough flash, Bergman can utilize a shutter speed that is fast enough to freeze the action.

(Via Adorama