The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography: Classic Tool, Universal Applications / Edition 4

The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography: Classic Tool, Universal Applications / Edition 4

by Chris Johnson
     
 

The Practical Zone System: for Film and Digital Photography 4th edition is an updated version of what has become the classic book on the technique developed by Ansel Adams in the 1940's. The zone system was designed to provide photographers with a precise and intuitive way to control the dynamic range of their negatives to produce printable results regardless

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Overview

The Practical Zone System: for Film and Digital Photography 4th edition is an updated version of what has become the classic book on the technique developed by Ansel Adams in the 1940's. The zone system was designed to provide photographers with a precise and intuitive way to control the dynamic range of their negatives to produce printable results regardless of the contrast of the subjects they are shooting.

What Chris Johnson has done in this new edition is completely update his approach to teaching the zone system with new film/developer testing data and new illustrations and examples.

Most importantly, he has added an extensive new chapter that provides a detailed explanation for how the zone system's conceptual approach and terminology can help digital photographers achieve the highest possible quality from digital image processes. The emphasis is on subjects that include: optimizing digital camera exposure, color management and a fine printing workflow.

Other important updates include:
• Workflow for fine digital printing
• Contemporary images
• Updated film/developer test data
• New film/developer tests
• Updated Appendixes

• New full color edition includes updates on workflow for fine digital printing, contemporary images, and film/developer test data
• Save time using the numerous development and film charts and easy-to-follow testing methods in the book
• New emphasis on the role that Zone System concepts can play in digital photographic processes, while keeping all information from previous edition for film shooters

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240807560
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

"Will it Come Out" (An Introduction); Print Quality and Negative Contrast; The Control of Negative Contrast; The Zone; Exposure; Development; An Overview of the Zone System; Zone System Testing: Method 1; Zone System Testing: Method 2; Films, Developers, and Processing; Digital Zone System; Alternative Methods for Extreme Expansion and Contraction Development; Contrast Control with Paper Grades; Developer Dilution; Compensating Developers; Condenser and Diffusion Enlargers; ASA Numbers; Filter Factors, the Reciprocity Effect, and Bellows Extension Factors; Compensation Methods for Inaccurate Meters; Inspection Development; Exposure Record and Checklist for Zone System Testing; Sources for Zone System-Related Products and Books; A Brief Directory of On-Line Photography- Related Resources; Examples; A Primer on Basic Photography; A Brief Glossary of Zone System Terminology; Index

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