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Practical Zone System For Film and Digital Photography

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ISBN-10: 0240807561

ISBN-13: 9780240807560

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Johnson

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This edition teaches photographers how to recognize the zones both on the print and in the field or studio, to pre-visualize their photograph and expose accordingly, to access their prints and negatives for contrast, and to test equipment for reliable results.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Chris Johnson is a web developer and technology consultant living outside of Madison, Wisconsin. He has been developing websites professionally since 2003 when he got his first paycheck as a freelancer. When he's not developing, he enjoys tinkering with technology and mechanical things, photography, video games, playing hockey and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.

"Will it come out?"
Print quality and negative contrast
The control of negative contrast
The zone
An overview of the zone system
Zone system testing : method 1
Zone system testing : method 2
The zone system and digital photography
Color management, profiles and color spaces
What is a pixel?
Bit depth
Exposure and the digital linear effect
Films, developers, and processing
The practical zone system film/developer testing method
Film and developer commentary
Alternative methods of extreme expansion and contraction development
Contrast control with paper grades
Developer dilution
Compensating developers
Inspection development
Condenser and diffusion enlargers
ASA/ISO numbers
Filter factors, the reciprocity effect, and bellows extension factors
A compensation method for inaccurate meters
Zone system metering form
Exposure record and checklist for zone system testing
suggested reading
A brief directory of on-line digital and photography-related resources
Examples : zone system applications