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The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography, 6th Edition by Chris Johnson

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Why and How to Read this Book

As long as I can earn enough to pay my taxes I’ll be happy. I’m not a professional photographer you know, I’m an amateur. “Amateur” is the French word for lover.

—Imogen Cunningham

As you can imagine, one of the major challenges in writing a new edition of this book was how to accommodate the needs of photographers who are in the midst of the profound transition the world of photography is experiencing. Some photographers are interested in the Zone System because they fully intend to continue working with film and developers. Others may have learned that the Zone System is useful but are not sure how it applies to the digital world. And then there may be those who are committed photographers but have never ...

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