Adams Zone System 35mm

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Justin F. Knotzke, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. The answer to that is pretty obvious to me (speaking for MS here). Yes,
    there's something quite wrong with that, according to his lights.

    For he goes from the one (perceived) extreme--that of the glacial Zone System
    photographer agonizing over Yet Another Water and Rocks scene for hours,
    furtively scribbling Roman numerals, to squeeze out yet another deathly boring
    print--to the opposite extreme: the urbane boulevardier, the Henri Cartier
    Bresson clone, nimbly snapping off crisp, pithy Street Pictures (always at the
    Decisive Moment, of course), with the intrepid air of a Zen master (and with
    as little regard to anything resembling deliberation, thinking or any such
    artifice which would only get in the way of the Ultimate Act).

    It's as if he, enlisting in the H.C.B. Fan Club at a tender age (I'm guessing
    around the same time he achieved the apogee of his career, his stint as photog
    for the college yearbook, for chrissake) was inculcated with a burning and
    unrelenting hatred for those geeks in that *other* fan club, over there in the
    Art building behind their big boxy cameras on tripods (he being a devotée of
    photojournalism). Talk about a triumph of style over substance!

    Now what else do you want me to explain?
    David Nebenzahl, Jan 6, 2004
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  2. Justin F. Knotzke

    jjs Guest

    Gee, I thought I was the only one who used them with film stills. :)
    HDRC efforts use multiple exposures, so that you have nice contrast in
    shadows and highlights, with detail without an overall flatness. It is
    truly artificial, but good for capturing information. There are some
    pages with examples. I have one of the earlier citiations somewhere. I'll
    post it later if I can.
    Would you by any chance have worked with Dan Sandine?
    jjs, Jan 6, 2004
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    geo Guest

    Mr Scarpitti to a "T"

    Who??? Kill files, the greatest invention since the news reader.
    geo, Jan 8, 2004
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