Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
Good approach, but you are missing one small detail in your description (although I think you are probably including it in your thought process).

After you take your meter reading, you need to decide whether that dark part of the scene should be rendered one, two, three or ? stops darker than 18% grey (Zone V) and then adjust your exposure to match that.
Actually, while I get that (placing my shadows in III or IV and then, through review of the negatives, making sure that there is enough detail in the shadows, i.e. that Zone III (or IV) is, in fact, III (or IV) and adjusting the film speed if necessary), the approach I was talking about is the one outlined on the rogerandfrances.com site (http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subsc...ps%20zone.html).

Thoughts on that?