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Outsmart Your Camera With ZONE SYSTEM (Photo Basics: Part III)

In part three to our photo basics series, we get a little more advanced on how to get the perfect exposure in camera using our meter.

Here is the link to parts I and II if you haven’t seen them yet!

Photography Basics: Part I - The Exposure Triangle Explained: https://youtu.be/_krYKDYURQ4

Photography Basics: Part II - How Your Meter Works: https://youtu.be/x-i-U67oCVc

Our meter’s mission is to make anything we point at the brightness of 18 percent/middle gray.

That works great if our target is middle gray, but not when we are photographing something bright, dark, or high contrast.

In this video we show you how to outsmart your meter using a technique called zone system, which was originally created by Ansel Adams and used over the past 80 years.

This technique determines how much darker or lighter common things are compared to middle gray (18 percent gray) and allows the photographer to override their meter resulting in a perfect exposure in any situation.

PDF Zone System Guide: https://rmsp.blob.core.windows.net/images/zone-system-guide.pdf
PDF Zone Chart: https://rmsp.blob.core.windows.net/images/zone-card.pdf



Intro - 00:00
Outsmarting Our Meter - 00:21
Using Zone System - 00:59
Real Life Examples - 01:48
Zone to Meter Conversion – 05:33
The Zone System Card – 06:28
Finding Our Zone – 07:00
Doing It Yourself - 7:50
Outro - 10:23


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