Sunday, March 27, 2011

Composition The Zone System

Composition The Zone System

...The Zone System is an 11-step gradation of reality, from pure black to pure white, and each step equates to one full f-stop...

Alternatively, we can do as Ansel Adams suggests: “Expose for the shadows and develop for the highlights”. It has a significantly greater SBR than the camera can record. Key to this shot are the midtones, so some compromise comes into play. I have retained some shadow and some highlight detail, but not all...


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