Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
My assessment of what Minor White was doing above was a bit unclear. He is obviously placing his shaded palm in Zone VI.

At any rate, I use spot-metering techniques for almost everything anymore, and haven't used an incident meter in years.

I'll quit now... I'm not helping the OP anymore.

Best,

Doremus
Everything in context is correct that you said. This is a typo which should read...

My assessment of what Minor White was doing above was a bit unclear. He is obviously placing his shaded palm in Zone IV.

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I have a hunch you are helping OP...

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Here's a brief summary of what I based this on...

Minor White "Zone System Manual, How to Previsualize Your Pictures" outlines "Short Cut Exposure-Development Calculations"

1. Take a meter reading off the palm in shadow
2. Place on Zone IV to set exposure
3. Take a meter reading off palm in sun
4. Development determined by difference in the two readings.
5-Zone difference N-2
4-Zone difference N-1
3-Zone difference N
2-Zone difference N+1