While the video after the jump will make it look simple, it’s really not.
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The video is cut down to a single minute but the truth is that it can take longer than a minute to actually take a photo. The process is similar to the larger types of medium format photography:
- Finding a place with a consistent exposure
- Setting up the camera
- Setting up the monolight/flash
- Posing the subject
- Metering the scene for ambient light
- Metering the scene for flash output
- Figuring out the exposure
- Putting the film in the camera
- Making last minute adjustments and paying attention the the highlights, shadows, focusing, the subject’s posture and movements, etc.
- Adjusting the flash light output just a bit more based on your creative vision
It’s a consistent process that you need to be very in-tune with.