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electronic flash

Artificial light source produced by an electrical discharge traveling between two electrodes through a gas-filled clear glass or plastic tube. The light from electronic flash is brief and approximately the same coloras daylight. Also erroneously but commonly called a strobe. Electronic flash units are reusable, unlike old-fashioned flash bulbs which burned out with one use.

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electronic flash

Known as a flash gun, strobe, or speedlight, it consists of a gas-filled tube that is fired by an electrical charge. It can be mounted directly on the camera hot shoe (which links the shutter firing to the flash firing), or on a bracket or stand and be connected to the camera via a sync cord.
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electronic flash

Better known simply as NOISE REDUCTION. In some cameras, noise reduction can be activated or switches on automatically at slow shutter speeds. Note that noise reduction often requires more time for the photo to be written to the memory card, during which you will be unable to take a picture.
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electronic flash

This is the grainy look you find in a digital image caused by image artifacts. It may also appear as flecks of color that should not be there. It is usually noticeable in shadow areas, and generally produced when shooting in low light. Noise is almost always unwanted and unattractive.
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Quote: In fast action work such as fashion, strobes offer an undeniable combination of advantages. . . . The primary logic of constant source lighting is the combination of control and superior visualization . . . Lets face facts. Modeling lamps are dim, period. - Michael Chiusano [LN].
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electronic flash

An electronic source that produces a burst of light capable of freezing motion. Its Color Temperature approximates daylight. Strictly speaking, the term strobe refers to a light or effect consisting of repeated bursts, often used to capture multiple, overlapping images of a moving object.
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