It’s one thing to have a vision
But it’s another to actually see how
Your captured image matches that vision
Especially the image’s distribution of tones
Beyond “it’s dark, mid or light toned”
We’re often lost when it comes to judging tonality
This post describes how to actually display
Which images areas are in which Zone System zones
Gray Scale Test Image
Above & below – Wikipedia
Different image editing programs have different ways to show
Where, on a histogram, areas of the image lie
We want to finish our Zone System journey
and process our captured image
so it matches our vision
Our task is easier if our processing software can show us
The tonality of every area in our image.
Here is a 75 second YouTube video that shows two different approaches. (The video approach is an experiment; I’ve got a long way to go learning how to make them. Please bear with me.)
The second (Silver Efex Pro 2) is best
Tomorrow’s post will illustrate its use
In the meantime I’m going to spend the day in bed
I feel really crummy (day 2)
[7:45 12/6 – so crummy that I forgot to schedule this for 6:30 when I wrote it yesterday. Much better now.]
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