Zone System

The Zone System was developed by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer in the 1940s. Its goal was to define ten zones which would cover a range of nuances of grey from black to white. They could thus determine as precisely as possible the exposure of a negative as well as its development and the printing of a photograph. The whole scene would then be properly exposed, from its darkest elements to the lightest.

The Zone System

My portfolio is presented to you as an homage to this breakthrough method. For each slide, you will be able to decide between a darker or lighter frame around the photograph. This will show you how the eye can see the same photograph in different ways, according to the tone of the frame around it. 

Enjoy discovering my photographs.