Dominique James, Photographer

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Book Review: The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography

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Adam Koplan, Digital Photo Review:

In this fifth edition of his well-regarded book Chris Johnson explains why the Zone System, developed as paradigm for film shooters, can also be easily applied in the digital age. First developed by Ansel Adams (with whom the author studied) and Fred Archer, the Zone System encompasses both the scientific and quantifiable relationship between lights and darks within a frame as well as the more ‘right-brain’ process of pre-visualizing the tonal relationships within the desired final image. In essence, the book functions as an excellent primer for thinking technically and creatively about exposure.


Written by dominiquejames

October 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

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