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When would I use rear curtain instead of front curtain sync? [duplicate]

What are examples of circumstances where rear curtain sync would be preferable to front curtain sync flash?
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What is the best technique for long-exposure photography in good light?

Can anyone offer any tips on achieving long exposures (with the intention of blurring water, clouds etc)?
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What is second-curtain or rear-curtain technique?

I have a Nikon D80 I seem to remember having read somewhere that it should be possible to take photos in it using something called a second curtain technique. My question is does anybody know if this ...
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Why is 1/250th second used as shutter speed when using a speedlight with my Nikon D7000?

I've got a Nikon D7000, if I increase the shutter speed it eventually goes to the bulb option and after that to 250, I've been told that 250/second is specifically for when using a speedlight as ...
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How can I think logically about getting correct exposure with flash?

I recently got a new off-camera flash (Nikon SB-700), and I'm having trouble thinking about the variables that go into proper exposure. For example, without flash, I have a little mental decision ...
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How can I create light trails without a blurry subject?

I would like to achieve this effect using my Nikon P510: Are there any suggestions or tips that would help me do that?
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How to take a picture with subject in focus but with a circular light-trace effect around it?

How to keep the Girls sharp combined with the lighttrace effect? Thank you very much!
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What is “Dragging the Shutter”?

Ive heard this term of "dragging the shutter" and was wondering what it means and why would i use it Can anyone answer this?
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Can I capture motion-trails with a point-and-shoot camera?

Is it possible to capture motion trails (like throwing a ball or running) using a camera like the Nikon Coolpix S70? If so, how do I do it?
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Background blur vs. frozen object in long exposure flash photography

I recently watched Adorama's video on rear curtain sync flash photography. At 4.12 to 4.42, the presenter claims that when using front-curtain sync, the background/long exposure blur will be put on ...
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How does one do light painting with in focus subject? Maybe a composite?

I understand and have tried some rudimentary light painting, but I'm still not sure how one might achieve something like the photos here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18221422 Is this ...
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How does dragging the shutter work?

I am reading a photography book which talk about dragging the shutter when a flash is used. It just tell me how to do this trick but doesn't explain why. Can someone here tell me more about how it ...
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What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights?

What is the photography term for blurred / dragged lights? Hare are two quick examples from my phone: Would this be considered bokeh, or does a term even exist for this?
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Can my Nikon D800E do continuous shooting with different shutter speeds?

I am currently photographing dancers with a Nikon D800E and want to compose an image out of two photos: the first one should have a shutter speed of 1/500 sec (to freeze the position) and the second ...
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Photographing luminous clothing

I was wondering how you take a photograph of luminous clothing. No reflective strips on it or anything. Just can't seem to get the colour real. It comes out washed out looking and not bright like it ...

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