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#1 sandeep sony

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

what is zone system ?
what Ansel Adams said about that?
How it helps in cinematography?

Today i want to make clear about that..
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#2 J. Lamar King

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:21 AM

Adams wrote three books that are probably the best ever written on the photographic process The Camera, The Negative and The Print. Of most interest these days and to cinematographers is The Negative. In it he explains the Zone system in detail. I'm not going to explain the zone system, best to read the book or Google search it.

The basic theory of the zone system does apply to cinematography and that book and a spot meter will give you a whole new outlook on the photographic world and what your film stocks can do. That being said, you won't necessarily use it as a system but it can help you understand and therefor create the range of tones you want to include in a scene.
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