I got hooked on LF photography a few years back, but other interests have taken me away from it. Well, it is now time to jump back in and go for it....
Shooting Robert Mapplethorpe type portraits were fun, challanging and beautiful when they turned out well, but when they didn't ... I waisted a models time and mine (except for the experience I got).
Question: When using flash in a studio setting, is it possible to use a spot meter and att empt working within the Zone System?
Likewise, how do you meter in this situation so the skin looks a light grey. Mi ne often turn out with skin tones too dark or too hot, shadows too light or too dark, etc.
Could you also give me some advice on using a flash meter in this situation?
How would YOU do it?