Sometimes the ambient light level is too low for successful for photography, or it’s the ‘wrong’ kind of light. This is where photographers turn to flash (or ‘strobe’, if you’re in the US). Flash works by emitting a very short, very powerful burst of light. Energy is stored in a capacitor in the flash head […]
Flash sync socket
This is a socket found on more advanced/professional cameras for connecting an external flash by cable. This allows off-camera flash with a lot more control over the lighting and direction. Many photographers and camera systems now use wireless flash instead.