How to Expose for Shadows & Develop for Highlights

ZoneSystem1

If you have been around photography for very long a couple quick observations come to mind.  First, things just sound complicated and in reality they really are not.  Math is involved so that puts a certain distribution of people in the tank all on its own!  My goal in this article is to show beginning black and white film photographers a way then can produce good quality black and white negatives when printing in the darkroom.  Entire books have been written on some of these concepts so keep in mind that I am trying to distill over 100 years of knowledge into a simple, easy to apply set of tips.  If you send your film out for development then you are left at the mercy of your lab.

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