Phottix Pro Miguel Quiles goes over the ins and outs of shooting with High Speed Sync in a recent episode of The Breakdown on Adorama TV. Miguel says:
High-speed sync (HSS) allows you to shoot beyond your camera’s shutter speed limit when shooting with off-camera flashes. For most cameras, the max is 1/250 s which isn’t enough when shooting at lower apertures like f/1.4. A strobe with HSS will allow you to shoot at a shutter speed of up to 1/8,000 s, which is typically more than enough to get the job done for studio work. The key is to have a studio flash that allows the use of HSS, which typically cost a little bit more than your garden variety studio strobes.
In the video above I share my technique for shooting shallow depth of field portraits using high-speed sync. The setup is pretty easy, but I’ll break it down in detail so you can achieve similar results on your own.
Watch the video and his very informative post on fstoppers, more in-depth than we he covers in the video. Miguel has been one of the testers for the Phottix Odin II for Sony and the Phottix Indra500 TTL upgrade software.
When, Sony users keep asking, when will the Odin II for Sony be released? Very soon, stay tuned.