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The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography, 6th Edition by Chris Johnson

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chapter eightZone System Testing: Method 1

Introduction

This chapter and the next deal exclusively with testing films, developers, and papers for use with the Zone System. For this reason, photographers who are exclusively digital can safely skip these two chapters and move ahead to Chapter 10, “The Zone System and Digital Photography.”

In the hands of serious photographers, the Zone System can be a powerful, creative tool. Zone System testing is important because it provides you with valuable information and demonstrates that your camera, film, and light meter can work together in a direct and systematic way.

Unfortunately, my experience has been that some students become frustrated and give up in their efforts to master the system when confronted ...

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