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The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

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7   What Does Landscape Photography Mean in the 21st Century?

On hearing the words landscape photography, you probably think of Ansel Adams, who is one of the world’s most famous photographers. He put his stamp on landscape photography like no other photographer has, traveled throughout the most beautiful places in the United States, and used all the technical means at his disposal to make landscapes appear heroic. Using the zone system, he divided the earth into 10 different black, white, and gray tones—each one aperture apart. In every photo, he used the zones to determine what area of the gray value curve of his negative he should expose. Just as important for creating his pictorial moods were his correct use of filters and his perfect darkroom ...

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