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The Negative / Edition 1

The Negative / Edition 1

by Ansel Adams, Robert Baker
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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery.

The Negative--the second volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques--has taught generations of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. Examples of Adams' own work clarify the principles discussed. This classic handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization, The Negative covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.

"Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer." - New York Times

"A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master." - Publishers Weekly

Over 1 million copies sold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821221860
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Series: Ansel Adams Photography Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 175,271
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.

Table of Contents

  Introduction                                      ix  
  Visualization and Image Values                     1   
  Light and Film                                     9   
  Exposure                                          29   
  The Zone System                                   47   
  Filters and Pre-exposure                          99   
  Natural Light Photography                        125   
  Artificial Light Photography                     155   
  Darkroom Processes                               181   
  Darkroom Equipment and Procedures                195   
  Value Control in Processing                      219 
  Appendixes                                       239 
  Index                                            266 

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The Negative (The Ansel Adams Photography Series, No. 2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Na95973 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my photography class. I was not really sure about it when I purchased it. As people know some books really don't give out a lot of information. But this book has it all from F/Stops to Shutter speeds, how to's and more. I would definately recommend this book to anyone just starting out in Black and White photography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explain Ansel Adams Zone System, full of techniques and example explained in detail.