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| p.1 #9 · Shooting in the studio with a mirrorless camera |
I can't imagine there is no way to brighten the viewfinder--when stopped down--that's a primary benefit of an electronic viewfinder. I would expect you are in a specific "exposure emulation" mode.
As for using the viewfinder or LCD in portrait/fashion situations, that depends on how you shoot. I'm normally on a tripod or camera stand, so using the Live View monitor is exactly like using the groundglass on my view camera or medium format cameras. I compose, study, then actually get out from behind the camera to direct and shoot.
In fact, what I've been doing for the last few months is using a radio remote to get entirely away from the camera after composing, primarily to have the subject keep her eyes on me constantly, whichever direction I direct her to face. If I want her to look down and to the side, I move to the side, squat, and say, "Look at me, small smile, just like this."