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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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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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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 ...