What if there was a simple system that allowed photographers to take exactly the photo that they want, every single time? In the 1930s, long before the luxury of a digital viewfinder, two visionaries devised just a solution: the Zone System.

The Zone System is one way to bring the madness of life before your lens into order, just in time for the big shot. And this methodology is so technically sound that photographers can still put these ideas to work today. Here’s how the Zone System works as a guide for photographers.

What Is the Zone System in Photography?

Cameras? They’re blind. They don’t know what they’re looking at—all that they know how to do is perceive light, and converting light into an image is not always a simple matter of apples to apples.

The Zone System was invented by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer, two of the most

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Chhatarpur: Fine Arts photographs by Rohit Chawla adorn the spaces at a new design centric lifestyle showroom in New Delhi.

The exhibition — The Design Eye — hosted by Spin showcases photographs taken by Chawla over the past 40 years or so including the very first images clicked by him while still at school in 1981.

Rohit Chawla posing with one his best pictures | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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Rohit Chawla posing with one his best pictures | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rohit Chawla posing with one his favorite pictures | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

The exhibition was inaugurated by the French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain on Friday. Followed by a discussion on analogue versus digital, and a conversation with Raghu Rai on contemporary photographic practices. Rai, who is best known for his street and documentary photography, talked about how contemporary photographers do not have the time and patience, they want

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LONDON (Reuters) – Photographer Mick Rock, known for some of the most recognisable pictures of rock legends such as David Bowie and album covers of the 1970s, is marking his 51 years working in the music industry with a new project collaborating with urban artist Fin DAC.

“MIDARO” fuses photography with painting, with the Irish artist reworking Rock’s photos of Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry to create a series of limited edition prints and canvas artworks.

Released on Tuesday, to coincide with what would have been Reed’s (NASDAQ:) 79th birthday, they each show a woman wearing a T-shirt adorned with one of Rock’s photos of the music stars.

Rock said he had long been cautious when previously approached for artistic collaborations.

“All he (Fin DAC) (had) to do is show them to me, that was the

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