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How to Shoot a Roll of Film for Learning the Zone System

May 19, 2011

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Because I often have a camera in my hand, I often get asked questions about photography. In fact one of the reasons I was able to dump so much content up here is because I had it lying around in emails and IMs. No, really, somebody did ask me about the Zone System. Here is […]

Bruce Barnbaum – “Placing Shadows on Zone IV”

May 19, 2011

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In a previous post, I talked about exposing for the zone system. Well that was part of the story. For B&W film, the rest of the story is that your development time actually has the biggest impact on expanding and contracting the zones of any control that you have. As I was researching another post […]

The Zone System and Why You Should Care (Even if you shoot digital)

May 18, 2011

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I just started this blog, and already I see the need to lay some ground work on the Zone System. So much has been written about this that this post is entirely redundant and superfluous, but I already had it in the can, so it is easy for me to repost. If it interests you […]

Fred Picker Zone VI Newsletters

May 18, 2011

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Recently won an auction for 63 (out of 81?) issues of the Zone VI Newsletters.  Fred was a Vermont photographer who is noted not only for building his own cameras, but for his own take on the Zone System. (I’ll post on the Zone System in a bit, as it applies equally well to digital […]