Medium Format Flash Photography
For many years, electronic flash has been the most popular artificial light source in the studio and on location. Portable flash units are small yet produce a large amount of light. The duration of the flash is very short and, therefore, freezes fast action and reduces the danger of unsharp images owing to camera movement. The color temperature of electronic flash matches that of normal daylight, so the two can be combined in color photography.
This chapter mainly describes flash photography with portable units rather than studio lights. The use and application of studio lights is the same in medium format photography as in 35 mm or when working with large format cameras.