Link for Flash for Dummy?

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  1. Robin Usagani

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    Hey, I just bought a 550EX of craigslist. I have read the manual and still have no luck. Can anyone suggest a place to learn flash photography with canon? I tried shooting with AV and the flast on TTL and for some reason the camera sets the shutter speed to 1+ second (due to lack of light). I dont get it.
     
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    Lots of good information here:
    Strobist

    Try this too:
    Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras - Part I.

    That last one is kinda lengthy, but it will tell you how to do pretty much anything.

    A quote from the second link ^^^ that addresses your immediate question:
    You could also go to manual mode and set the shutter speed to the max sync speed (or anything else).
     
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    Try cleaning the contacts, when the flash is ready to fire you should at least get 1/60sec ss, I am nikon though so maybe your missing something a canon follower could point out. H

    SCRATCH THAT, oh well looks like program or manual mode, think I'd prefer the latter to blackout backdrops.
     
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    Edit: I really should *fully* read other peoples replies before posting <sigh>

    Check the manual ;) In my manual this info is under the "built-in flash" section, and the behaviour is called "auto slow speed sync".

    You will also want to read about maximum sync speeds, FEC, high speed sync, and first and second curtain sync.
     

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