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Il negativo by Ansel Adams
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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.… (more)
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Title:Il negativo
Authors:Ansel Adams
Info:Zanichelli (1991), Hardcover, 273 pages
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Basic Photo: The Negative: Exposure and Development v. 2 by Ansel Adams (Author)

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What a brilliant book. This is a masterpiece, by a master craftsman.

While the details may have changed, the principles have not. These are timeless, and this is what he sets out to demonstrate again.

The book is laid out in the most logical manner. The section on the Zone System is a must read for any photographer.

His grasp of the subject is masterly, and so is his treatment of the subject. ( )
1 vote RajivC | Feb 19, 2017 |
Second book in a series of three about the process of the Zone System of exposure developed by Ansel Adams. An excellent description of the process of exposure of a set of negatives to produce various parametric curves which are then used to determine the optimum exposure and development of black and white film for individual photographs. Definitely required reading for those photographers wishing to learn the Zone System for producing high quality prints. ( )
  PhotoMike | Jul 10, 2014 |
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