Which flash mode is best on a Canon camera?

Canon flash transmitter on a Canon DSLR
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Flash photography can seem complex to a beginner, but once you break down the different flash modes and understand how they work in different shooting situations, you'll soon find yourself wanting to use flash more often.

We've written before on flashgun sychronization modes, and although every camera model displays flash modes in a slightly different way, the approach is very similar. Here, we'll look at the best Canon cameras. Most Canon cameras offer three three shutter sync options when you're using flash on-camera; first curtain, second curtain and high-speed sync. But which is the best mode to use? 

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.

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