The Zone System for Getting the Right Exposure

Recorded on October 15th, 2016

I had heard of the Zone System along with Ansel Adams’s name, but with digital cameras I never really cared before. Now, with a film camera, I see the logic, although I don’t quite have my head around it yet. I do very much get why you would want to pick the part of the frame you want to get the correct exposure for and then adjust up or down from the spot meter reading for that. The Zone System tutorial from IStillShootFilm.org looks like the easiest summary I’ve seen. Need to experiment this weekend!

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