Appendix G A Primer on Basic Film Photography

This appendix is designed for students who need a brief review of basic photography to better understand some of the terms and concepts used throughout this book. In general, this appendix provides a summary of those principles and techniques that relate to film exposure and development. Because the primer is intended to serve only as an aid to learning the Zone System, many important subjects aren’t covered in detail. For a more comprehensive text on basic photography, I recommend the following books:

  • Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual, (3rd ed.) unabridged

    Henry Horenstein

    Little, Brown and Company

  • The Ansel Adams Photography Series, (10th ed.)

    Ansel Adams

    Little, Brown and Company ...

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