Flash (Photography) Speeds and how they affect the shot
Here is a few articles that show how studio flashes and speedlites differ in speed. The setup is to capture and freeze the motion of a drop of milk dropping.
- Speed of flash units for high speed flash photography http://www.scantips.com/speed.html
- Why Studio Flash and Speedlights are different Speeds. http://www.scantips.com/speed2.html
- Discharge Curves of Electronic Flash at Different Power Settings. http://www.chem.helsinki.fi/~toomas/photo/flash-discharge/regular.html
It’s definitely a good read. I can’t remember all the details of how tings work, but basically, lower power flash = faster light