This is the first of a several part series
The goal is improved B&W tonality
Which, in turn, leads to improved B&W images
Which match our vision for a subject
We will examine how the Zone System (Adams & Archer)
A mainstay of B&W film photography
Can be applied to digital images (B&W & Color)
Tonal “vision” via the zone system
Above & below – Wikipedia
In subsequent posts we’ll delve into what Ansel’s quote means –
In general &
Its application to digital photography
Mainly B&W but it definitely applies to color as well
Here, in B&W, are illustrations of the 11 zones –
Click & enlarge to full screen to see the cross-hatching that depicts the zones (especially the first and last examples)
As an alternative view the slide show at the end in full screen mode
0 & I
II & III
IV, V & VI
VII & VIII
IX & X
Here’s the “zoned-vision” transferred from B&W to color.
Original Capture ….. Zone based color
Original B&W ….. B&W after “dodge & burn” to make zone match vision
Click to enlarge
Click any image to enlarge to a full screen slide show
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