The Light Eater: The Biggest Challenge of Large Format Portraiture by Hans Rosemond

The Light Eater: The Biggest Challenge of Large Format Portraiture by Hans Rosemond

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The Light Eater: The Biggest Challenge of Large Format Portraiture by Hans Rosemond

Shooting portraits in large format film is extremely rewarding. There's a simplicity of the process, from the posing to the static camera position, that helps ground both the photographer and the subject in the moment. Beautiful images may be your reward for such patience, but it's not without its challenges. For me, the biggest challenge shooting portraiture is not working with the camera, but the insane amount of light you need to throw at it. For the uninitiated, here are some facts about the format and its light-eating characteristics that you may need to consider.

-- Hans Rosemond

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