Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of this century´s truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook- the second volume in Adams´ celebrated series of books on photographic techniques- has taught a generation of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. It remains as vital today as when it was first published.
Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams´ Zone System and his seminal conept of visualisation, THE NEGATIVE covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams´ work clarify the principles discussed. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.