The subject of the zone system is now very much in the mainstream among amateur as well as professional photographers. This newly revised edition of a photography classic teaches photographers how to recognize the zones both on the print and in the field or studio, to pre-visualize their photograph and expose accordingly, to access their prints and negatives for contrast, and to test equipment for reliable results.This book has been updated to include information on the latest developers and films. New illustrations have been added to reflect the most contemporary photographic styles, and information on digital imaging supplied in the second edition has been expanded into a new chapter. The practical approach of this book, with its numerous time-saving development and film charts and easy-to-follow testing methods, is an important resource for the beginning, large-format, 35mm, and professional photographerAn important resource for any photographer, "The Practical Zone System" teaches you how to recognize the zones both on the print and in the field or studio, to pre-visualize photographs and expose accordingly, to access prints and negatives for contrast, and to test equipment for reliable results. This easy-to-follow guide explains the complex issues of the zone system and removes difficult equations to explain the subject in terms you can understand. This new edition has been revised to provide a comprehensive explanation of the role that zone system concepts and terminology can play in digital photography. Other important updates include: workflow for fine digital printing; contemporary images; updated film/developer test data; new film/developer tests; updated Appendixes; and new full color edition includes updates on workflow for fine digital printing, contemporary images, and film/developer test data. This book helps you to save time using the numerous development and film charts and easy-to-follow testing methods in the book. It presents a new emphasis on the role that Zone System concepts can play in digital photographic processes, while keeping all information from previous edition for film shooters.