Why and How to Read this Book

As you can imagine, one of the major challenges in writing a new edition of this book was how to accommodate the needs of photographers who are in the midst of the profound transition the world of photography is experiencing. Some photographers are interested in the Zone System because they fully intend to continue working with film and developers. Others may have learned that the Zone System is useful but are not sure how it applies to the digital world. And then there may be those who are committed photographers but have never shot or developed a roll of film and never intend to.

Ironically, many of those who are inclined to follow a “pure” approach to either digital or film photography eventually discover that ...

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