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Practical Zone System: A Guide to Photographic Control
     

Practical Zone System: A Guide to Photographic Control

by Chris Johnson
 

* A primer on basic photography with examples from professionals and how they achieved their results
• A unique discussion on the Zone System in color and digital photography
• Two Zone System testing methods
• Ten detailed and accurate development time
charts for the most popular films


A newly revised version of a

Overview

* A primer on basic photography with examples from professionals and how they achieved their results
• A unique discussion on the Zone System in color and digital photography
• Two Zone System testing methods
• Ten detailed and accurate development time
charts for the most popular films


A newly revised version of a photography classic, Practical Zone System, Second Edition makes this important method available to beginning, large format, 35mm and professional photographers. In addition to demonstrating what the Zone System is and how
it works, Practical Zone System, Second Edition shows how to assess prints and negatices for contrast, recognize the zones both on the print and in real life, previsualize photographs and expose accordingly, and test equipment and chemicals for reliable,
consistent results. There are numerous photographs and easy-to-read diagrams, as well as a glossary of zone system terminology.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
California photographercollege teacher Johnson was a friend and follower of the late Ansel Adams, whose development of the ``zone system'' for black-and-white film exposure and processing was a major contribution to American photographic art. The author here undertakes instruction in that system without ``highly technical explanations that confuse.'' Clearly and logically, with illustrations and helpful diagrams, he tells how to ``pre-visualize'' a picture and explains zone system requirements of contrast control, using a zone scale of gray areas linking the subject to shutter-speed and exposure choices, and similar analysis of elements in a scene to be coordinated with later developing and printing. A basic photography primer and glossary of terms are appended for reference. This is a job well done, but as is perhaps inevitable, the subject remains complicated. (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240801780
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/1994
Edition description:
Rev. ed
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Johnson studied photography with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Imogen Cunningham. His photographic and video works have been widely exhibited and he has conducted workshops and lectured on the Zone System in the United States and Japan. He is currently a Professor of Photography at the California College of Arts and Crafts and has recently served as Chair of the Cultural Arts Commission for the City of Oakland.
Chris Johnson studied photography with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Imogen Cunningham. His photographic and video works have been widely exhibited and he has conducted workshops and lectured on the Zone System in the United States and Japan. He is currently a Professor of Photography at the California College of Arts and Crafts and has recently served as Chair of the Cultural Arts Commission for the City of Oakland.

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