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The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum

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CHAPTER 8

The Zone System of Exposure for Film

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THE NEXT FOUR CHAPTERS deal with the practical aspects of making a photograph. Chapters 8 through 10 deal with traditional film exposure and printing. Chapter 8 explains exposure of the film negative or transparency for optimum effect. Chapter 9 explains development of the black-and-white negative for creative, personal interpretative purposes. Chapters 8 and 9 are so closely tied together that it is difficult to separate them effectively without leaving a temporary gap. The gap is tied together early in chapter 9, so please read on until the explanation is complete.

(Note: development of color negatives ...

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