Can motion blur be avoided with on camera flash ?

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TonyNC Regular Member • Posts: 210
Re: Can motion blur be avoided with on camera flash ?

Slow shutter is going to give you more ambient light {at the cost of blur) I've found 1/80 to be lowest speed to stop most hand gestures. High shutter speed like 1/200 will give you dark/black background (no ambient light) Finding the balance point is the trick.

My goto setting for many years of event work has been pretty straightforward:
Manual mode ISO 400(no Auto ISO)  1/100  f/4  TTL flash Use some sort of modifier and bounce straight up or slightly backward if possible.

I have taught that in my classes and workshops for over a decade and most people find it pretty accurate.

It may not be perfect in every situation but it gets you close enough to tweak to your personal taste.

Hope that helps

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