Learning Zone System?? Any recomendations?

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  1. teepoe

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    Hey folks,

    I'm trying to get better at shooting and printing and have never explored the zone system outside of whatever basic, intuitive stuff that comes from being a black and white shooter.

    Any books, dvd's, youtube channels, anything that you've found helpful?
     
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    Oops, get the latest version you can.
     
  4. Allen Friday

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    My favorite introductory book to the zone system is Johnstons "The Practical Zone System." A straight forward explanation with practical examples.
     
  5. ROL

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    Adams' The Negative. It's all there.

    I am working on an article (and video) for my site concerning simplified practical application and principles, but it will not likely be ready for a few months.
     
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    I'd recommend against it. It was a black-box method. Instead I'd recommend 'opening up the box' and learning more about film and paper's response to light and development and go from there.
     
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    Go for it...............no matter what text referrence you get, also get The Negative ,you'll get opinions for and against, only you can decide.
     
  8. Bill Burk

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    I just got done pledging to help anyone wishing to explore these techniques. Now it is a bit late. Christmas Eve is coming and I have to make some prints. I would like to refer you to this article.

    It is the article that got Ansel Adams excited.

    John L. Davenport and the Zone System

    http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1250772

    Can you think of any better way to start thinking about the Zone System?