The Zone System of Photographic Tone Control

The Zone System of Photographic Tone Control

Date  |  Saturday & Sunday August 19-20, 2017

Time  |   10AM – 5PM

Location |  Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD)

1600 Pierce St.,  Lakewood, CO 80214

Cost  |  $420 Non-Member   $378 Members

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Skill Level  |  Beginning – need to have basic understanding of basic camera operations including apertures and shutter speeds

Analog film is not dead! Have you always wanted to produce film negatives that print the way you visualized your scene?

Ansel Adams and Fred Archer introduced the Zone System in 1939 as a way to properly expose and develop black and white film to obtain a previsualized print. Over seven decades later, the Zone System is still considered to be the ultimate photographic technique for mastering film exposure, processing, and printing about all creative visualization. Adam’s film techniques are explored in an easily understandable step-by-step, hands on manner.

One of the myths of the Zone System is that is only works for large sheet film. This workshop is open to any film camera. The workshop is taught over two days in the RMCAD darkroom. We cover how to expose and develop film to realize your artistic vision and make a fine print from the negatives you make in the class.

Required Equipment:

  • Film Camera
  • Film
  • Light Meter
  • Tripod
  • Printing Paper