Zone System - Contemporary Usage

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    OK. In court that's called paying the fine as long as you don't have to admit to anything -- wink, wink we all understand.

    Yes, you do.

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    Nah, it's more or less withholding information. Some people prefer not to share when they have it figured out? Not to say that I have it figured out. LOL :D It has been fun, but I got to go back to editing. :eek:
     
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    Oh OK, wink, wink, I understand.

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    Yeah, I've seen them all over the years. Look hard enough and you should be able to find a book or video on how to use The Zone System to improve your sex life. It did spawn something of a cult after all.

    Love the Martin Bailey one: About 1/2 way through he admits he doesn't use The Zone System for his digital exposures. "If, like me, you use a technique called ETTR or Expose To The Right, this means that you set your exposure so that your highlights are almost or even just touching the right side of the histogram, and then let the mid-tones and shadows fall where they will."

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    Here's another topic to debate about. I expose slightly to the left with digital, and to the right with film. :eek: OMG!!!
     
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    Couldn't care less, as long as you don't claim you're following The Zone System or something else that would be presenting faulty info.

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    I use the Zone System for quick precise exposure and couldn't careless about the opinions of self proclaim online experts . :D
     
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    I know you just can't explain it; where's that section in The Zone System about exposing digital to the left?

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    That's not part of the Zone System, that's just taking advantage of the shadow recovery of digital sensors. Expose to the right works wonder for film, especially color film. This is why I don't listen to the bull sh1t that people post on forums. People are good at parroting information with no real world experience or actual work to show for. :D

    This is getting boring.... yawn...
     
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    And you criticized me for making assumptions. You're inability to explain or defend your claims along with your inconsistencies satisfies me just fine. Go ahead make some more assumptions.

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    Aww... name calling. CUTE!

    I use the tonal scale in the Zone System to aid with precise exposure in both digital and analog, you and the rest of the self proclaim online experts can sit and pout how that's not using the Zone System all you want. I expose digital to the left to take advantage of the shadow recovery of digital sensors. Why do I need to explain or defend anything that I do? LOL If people don't get, or don't agree, with what I do and my process then keep on walking. I shoot over 100,000 digital frames and over 5000 shots in film yearly. I do just fine regardless of the opinions of the self proclaim online experts. LOL

    This reminds me, there was one time people on here said I'm wrong about storytelling and it's not helpful. Then, Annie Leibovitz came out with a commercial for her master class a few weeks later brought up the storytelling aspect. Yep, I'm definitely troll! LOL :D
     
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