» » Beyond the Zone System, Third Edition

Beyond the Zone System, Third Edition download epub

by Phil Davis

Epub Book: 1878 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1477 kb.

The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

It will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art.

Beyond the Zone System by. Phil Davis

Beyond the Zone System by. Phil Davis.

Phil Davis' seminal Zone system guide is now thoroughly updated

Phil Davis' seminal Zone system guide is now thoroughly updated. For many years Beyond the Zone System has been the best guide for photographers wishing to bridge the gap between the precision promised by the zone system and the working methods most commonly used by photographers.

This is a brand new book at a great price.

Beyond the Zone System by Phil Davis is ready for immediate shipment to any location. This is a brand new book at a great price. Publication Year 1998. Publisher Focal Press. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

Find nearly any book by Phil Davis. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Beyond the Zone System: Workbook. ISBN 9780240517711 (978-0-240-51771-1) Softcover, Focal Press, 1981. Find signed collectible books: 'Beyond the Zone System: Workbook'.

The Zone System provides photographers with a systematic method of precisely defining the relationship between the way they visualize the photographic subject and the . Beyond the Zone System. 4th ed. Boston: Focal Press.

The Zone System provides photographers with a systematic method of precisely defining the relationship between the way they visualize the photographic subject and the final results. Although it originated with black-and-white sheet film, the Zone System is also applicable to roll film, both black-and-white and color, negative and reversal, and to digital photography.

Beyond the Zone System by Phil Davis . This book will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Designed as a book of ideas to help stimulate and understand innovative ways of thinking about and using photography.

BTZS is beyond the Zone System in several ways. BTZS is beyond the Zone System in several ways. First, we test our materials using sensitometric methods to produce test data that are more comprehensive and more reliable than conventional empirical methods can achieve. Second, we use sophisticated computer programs to analyze the test data in the lab, and generate working data in the field. Third, we replace N-numbers as indicators of development extent with Average Gradient values which are more specific and more reliable.

Book Description1885. A sequel to "The Magic Staff: An Autobiography of Andrew Jackson Davis. The clairvoyant Andrew Jackson Davis continues the telling of his life story, including the discovery and use of his unusual psychic abilities. This volume is full of those extraordinary psychological events which attract and interest readers.

* Almost 200 illustrations and graphs depicting important concepts * Appendix contains numerous important formulae * Instructions for specialized developing tubes * Directions for creating a unique spot meter unit, an inexpensive substitute for an expensive densitometer This book demonstrates a uniquely economical, efficient and accurate testing procedure based on sensitometric principles. It shows how test data can be used in several exposure development control systems. This book goes beyond trial and error and provides a thorough explanation of photographic material characteristics. Phil Davis is a retired professor and professional photographer. He has written two other books and has exhibited his photographs in numerous institutional and privatecollections. He lives in Whitmore Lake, MI.

Comments: (7)

A good book on the Zone System. A great deal of pratical information on how to achieve previsualation. A good addition to your photo library if you already have the Ansel Adams books.
I bought this book to fill the gaps that the AA books left in my mind. The first chapters are really interesting and you'll learn about the Zone System aplied to printing and papers.
But then, I think it was to much for me when it started to get into drawing curves and testing materials.
That's the reason why I left the zone system behind. I'd rather take`pictures in the steet than draw lines and read neg densities at home.
If you want to be a ZoneSystem photographer, then this book will guide you through the real process that AA executed.
This book is a geek's dream filled with detailed explanations of the Zone System from a sensitometrist's perspective. Here's the problem : the zone system, as formulated by Ansel Adams is based on a *visual* scale of tonalities & texture (the latter of which sensitometry ignores). You, and your viewers will use eyes, not a densitometer, to appreciate the qualities of your print, so why would anyone use anything else to fine tune your film speed & exposure times ? I'm not against all testing to speed up the process, but if ultimately you care about the print (and not numbers), I highly recommend that you just use your eyes to determine film speed & development times and just go out shooting. Here's one way to do it :

- place your camera in front of a wall, meter it and place it in Zone I. Shoot at different ASAs. Develop the negatives giving it some time you can find online (it's not really important). The negative with highest ASA that has thin, but clearly visible density is your exposure index. Done.
- Figure out the maximum black time using your enlarger and paper you plan on using for printing (remember, that's how your viewers will see your prints !). [It's the minimum amount of time for a negative that hasn't been exposed (zone 0) to print as pure black. Use a nb 2 (medium contrast filter)
- Now shoot a textured wall, placing it in all zones (0 to X) and develop your negatives giving the same time you used above.
- Make a contact print of those negatives at the maximum black time.
- Evaluate how each zone looks like compared to the zone scale defined by Ansel Adams. Look at the tonality, but also the texture. In particular, pay attention to ZIII and ZVII to make sure they show full texture detail.
- If your upper zones look too dark, or you have full detail beyond ZVII, you need to increase your development time. If instead your upper zones go to pure white too quickly, you need to decrease your development time. Repeat the textured wall test until they print as they should according to the scale defined by Ansel. Once you get that, that's your N development time.
- Follow a similar testing procedure to figure out your N+1, N-1 times etc ... you get the idea.

Other than that, go out and shoot !!!! take real photos. You'll find that you may have to make small tweaks in either development times or exposure index, but honestly, the last thing you need is spending time in a lab. It won't help you make better photos.
The title of this book is misleading, when i bought this book, i thought that it would be about applying the zone sysyem in an everyday way, how ever this book only talks about the zone system, and how to use it. however it doesnt go beyond any other zone system books.
I ordered a book in August and have been waiting for the book for several months. I received an e-mail that said the book I ordered would be delivered on Sept.1, however, I have never received the book and I was charged for book in later August. I wrote down e-mail and sent to seller through Amazon.com twice, however, no one responded me. In later Sept., I sent an e-mail to seller directly, but still, no one responded me. It is my first bad experience from online shopping. I'm very upset now. I need get my money back!
In the 1970's when I was grad student I read all Ansel Adams how to books (The Camera, The Negative, The Print...etc ) several times and while they were the best books available at the time....I wish I'd own this One Book (had it been available) If you are a film photographer and want a clear understanding of what happens before and after you click the shutter, this is the book for you. I've read quite a few books on the subject and this is one of the best, if not the best! If you shoot B&W film you need to buy this book. Warning this is not a book for the average beginner, but it's written in a way that explains some rather complex ideas very clearly. Also, this is a book for film photography, but even so....a good technical understanding for analog photography can only improve your approach to and understanding of the digital world.
The late Phil Davis was a well known teacher and innovator. In this book Mr. Davis details a complete system that one can use in order to understand the basics of exposure, and how to test film and printing paper so as to create negatives that are exactly matched to ones enlarging or contact printing paper. However, the book is way beyond a simple "how to manual". In essence, Mr. Davis expands on the zone system, and creates an easily understood basis for black and white photography. He explains the basic science behind correct exposure and printing, and creates an easily understood exposure "system" that one can return to again and again. One cannot easily summarize all of the nuggest of knowledge and information that are contained in this book. Mr. Davis makes the zone system more accessible and understandable. There are few books that one would list as "absolutely necessary" reading for anyone contemplating the creation of black and white images on film. Beyond the Zone System is a book that should be dog-eared, read and reread, until the concepts of exposure and development become-excuse the pun-ingrained. The information is presented in a clear fashion with numerous easily understood graphs and images that make the concepts easily understood. To my mind, Beyond the Zone System stands aside Anselm Adams books as the BEST books for photographers seeking to learn how understanding that the best images must start with an understanding of one's materials.
Beyond the Zone System, Third Edition download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Phil Davis
ISBN: 0240801938
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition (July 30, 1993)
Pages: 192 pages