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Dragging the Shutter

Posted on: August 28th, 2012 3

What Is It?

“Dragging the shutter” is a technique in which you combine the stop-action of a flash with a slow shutter speed. The resulting image is one where you see motion blur PLUS a clearly defined subject….er sort of. This technique also calls into play another feature that your camera offers; First (or Front) Curtain Sync, and Second (or Rear) Curtain Sync. Before I get into all that, here is an image I took dragging the shutter: