Introduction To Studio Strobes Hypersync And Water Actions Sports

Apr 23, 2013

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Introduction To Studio Strobes Hypersync And Water Actions Sports

Apr 23, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Hypersync is a mechanism that allows shooting at a high shutter speed while still using a strobe.

Introduction To Studio Strobes Hypersync And Water Actions Sports

Photographer Chris Garrison, who shoots for Red Bull has a great interview where he explains the concept along with several setups for water based action photography.

Most digital cameras have a sync speed of about 1/250, but Hypersync allows syncing a strobe at speeds up to 1/8000 with certain configuration. If you are shooting outside and are trying to overcome the sun, you want a high shutter speed (less ambient light coming in) but still want to use a strobe to fill in shadows. Some camera/strobe combos support something called Hypersync which makes sure that the most powerful part of the pop is covering the entire duration where the shutter is open.

While I’ve seen a lot of hot shoe based setups for High Sync speed, Chris goes over doing a similar thing with Elinchrome studio strobes (Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS with S FlashHead) and Pocketwizard ST4/TT5 combo. What was interesting for me to learn is that Chris opted for a slower strobe head which had a longer strobing action.

[Chris Garrison shoots action using HyperSync | Chris Garrison ]

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3 responses to “Introduction To Studio Strobes Hypersync And Water Actions Sports”

  1. kenyee Avatar
    kenyee

    FYI, the slower strobe is so the hyper sync hack has a bigger pulse to fit the shutter window into…

  2. Joe Adams Avatar
    Joe Adams

    been looking for something like this for a lonnnng while. thanks for sharing!

  3. Tony Avatar
    Tony

    id rather use the “cheapo” Einstein series lights from Alien Bees and their in-house transmitters than the money all that suff costs. they work great.