Examples: Zone System Applications
The idea for this appendix was inspired by my favorite Ansel Adams book, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs. In this classic, Ansel describes in great detail, and with thoughtful autobiographical comments, how he created many of his greatest images. His book allows you to begin to understand the complexities of his creative process and the role the Zone System played in making his photography masterful.
Contrary to some misconceptions, the Zone System is an extremely versatile tool with applications in many areas of photographic practice. This appendix demonstrates how you can apply the Zone ...