The Negative (The Ansel Adams Photography Series, No. 2)

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The Negative is the second volume in the acclaimed and highly influential The Ansel Adams Photography Series. This second volume is anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization. It presents detailed discussion of artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Handsomely illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this ...
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The Negative is the second volume in the acclaimed and highly influential The Ansel Adams Photography Series. This second volume is anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization. It presents detailed discussion of artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Handsomely illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780821211311
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • Publication date: 11/1/1981
  • Series: Ansel Adams Photography Series , #2
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was one of the great artists and environmentalists of the twentieth century. In a remarkable career spanning more than sixty years, he made over 40,000 photographs. Adams was a master teacher as well as a master photographer, believing that his approach to photography was universally applicable. From 1955 until 1984 he conducted annual photography workshops, first in Yosemite and later in Carmel. But his most important and lasting contribution to the artistic, practical, and technical aspects of black-and-white photography was through his legendary technical series (revised several times since the initial publication in the early 1950s):The Camera, The Negative, and The Print.
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Table of Contents


 Introduction                                      ix  
  Visualization and Image Values                     1   
  Light and Film                                     9   
  Exposure                                          29   
  The Zone System                                   47   
  Filters and Pre-exposure                          99   
  Natural Light Photography                        125   
  Artificial Light Photography                     155   
  Darkroom Processes                               181   
  Darkroom Equipment and Procedures                195   
  Value Control in Processing                      219 
  Appendixes                                       239 
  Index                                            266
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  • Posted March 6, 2009

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    Ansel Adams The Negative

    I purchased this book for my photography class. I was not really sure about it when I purchased it. As people know some books really don't give out a lot of information. But this book has it all from F/Stops to Shutter speeds, how to's and more. I would definately recommend this book to anyone just starting out in Black and White photography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2003

    Every Serious B&W Photographer's Must Read

    This book explain Ansel Adams Zone System, full of techniques and example explained in detail.

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