The Relationship of Shutter Speeds and Apertures to Flash

In this information-packed photography class, Karl explores the relationships between flash power, aperture settings and shutter speeds.

Specifically, he looks at:

  • Understanding flash sync speeds
  • The relationship between ambient light and flash
  • The relationship between aperture and flash
  • First and second curtain flash synchronization

Karl demonstrates how each of these can work together to influence the final image.

In this photography class:

  • How shutter speed works
  • Sync speed vs flash duration
  • Leaf shutter vs focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speed and aperture
  • The impact of ambient light on an image
  • Controlling flash exposure
  • Combining studio and ambient light


  1. Hi Karl,

    I have a question regarding the flash function settings. Are options for first and second curtain flash synchronization available in Nikon Camera as well or not?

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