This photography guide initially discusses light, film and exposure. A discussion of the zone system follows, in which the author had a pioneering role. Chapters are also included on natural and artificial light, the darkroom and its equipment, and techni
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of this century's truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook- the second volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques- has taught a generation of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. It remains as vital today as when it was first published.
Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal conept of visualisation, THE NEGATIVE covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.
A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer. - NEW YORK TIMES
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.