If you enjoyed my post on the zone system you may be interested in this. I’ve written a longer version for the Intrepid Camera Company, which includes some practical exercises. You can click on the Tweet above, or the button below.
Happy to report that I’ve been featured on the Large Format Photography Podcast with Andrew Bartram and Simon Forster (as mentioned in my previous post).
A lot of the programme was dedicated to the zone system, with Andrew and I doing our best to improve Simon’s grasp of it. If you’re struggling to work out what the zone system is all about, our musings just might help, as they did for Simon who is still finding his way. Other topics included my large format work, darkroom printing, the idea of fine prints, travel, and the Hypersensitive Photographer’s Podcast.
Do browse the previous episodes, they feature many excellent and interesting photographers. Please click the image above for a link.
The zone system is a method of controlling tone in black and white film photography. It enables the user / photographer to have confidence that tones visualised when the shutter is pressed will be the tones seen in a final print. It involves undertaking careful film exposure and development testing (linked to an individual’s equipment and working habits) and removes the doubts of ‘hope it will come out’ photography.Read More