Synopses & Reviews
The subject of the zone system is now very much in the mainstream among amateur as well as professional photographers. This newly revised edition of a photography classic 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.
This book has been updated to include information on the latest developers and films. New illustrations have been added to reflect the most contemporary photographic styles, and information on digital imaging supplied in the second edition has been expanded into a new chapter.
The practical approach of this book, with its numerous time-saving development and film charts and easy-to-follow testing methods, is an important resource for the beginning, large-format, 35mm, and professional photographer.
"The Practical Zone System is one of the easier books to understand on the zone system for better black-and-white photographs...It takes the complex issues of the zone system and removes the calculations and just gives you what you need to know." - The Midwest Book Review
ust gives you what you need to know." - The Midwest Book Review
This revised edition teaches photographers how to recognize the zones both on the print and in the field or studio, to previsualize their photograph and expose accordingly, to access their prints and negatives for contrast, and to test equipment for reliable results.
About the Author
Professor Johnson directs the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at
the University of Utah where he is a Distinguished Professor of Computer
Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics, and
Bioengineering. His research interests are in the area of scientific
computing. Particular interests include inverse and imaging problems,
adaptive methods, problem solving environments, biomedical computing, and
scientific visualization. Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group in
1992 which has since grown to become the SCI Institute employing over 70
faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson serves on several
international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to
several national research centers.
Professor Johnson was awarded a Young Investigator's (FIRST) Award from the
NIH in 1992, the NSF National Young Investigator (NYI) Award in 1994, and
the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in
1995. In 1996 he received a DOE Computational Science Award and in 1997
received the Par Excellence Award from the University of Utah Alumni
Association and the Presidential Teaching Scholar Award. In 1999,
Professor Johnson was awarded the Governor's Medal for Science and
Technology from Governor Michael Leavitt. In 2003 he received the
Distinguished Professor Award from the University of Utah.
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