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December 4, 2012

The Digital Zone System--New from Rocky Nook: Taking Control from Capture to Print

The Digital Zone System

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Santa Barbara, CA—December 04, 2012—Rocky Nook, Santa Barbara's leading publisher of books on the techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, is pleased to announce The Digital Zone System by author and photographer Robert Fisher.

The Digital Zone System (DZS) is an innovative methodology for editing digital images that mimics the Zone System created by Ansel Adams. With this book, author Robert Fisher presents a practical guide for editing digital images with a level of control previously unattainable without significant manual work. He walks the reader through the background of Adams's original Zone System and points out similarities to current digital processes, including Expose to the Right (ETTR) and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI).

Readers will learn how to use luminance masks to separate an image into "one- stop" zones of brightness that can be worked on individually or in groups. This makes the DZS a powerful tool for converting color images to black and white. The DZS also gives photographers tremendous control over how color is adjusted in their images by allowing them to isolate and adjust color in specific targeted areas. These DZS processes are quicker and simpler than the tedious work of using global adjustments and painting in layer masks to isolate the effects of an adjustment layer.

This book covers how to use the Digital Zone System for editing color images, converting images to black and white, and tone mapping HDR images. Also included are brief discussions of color management, setting up Photoshop, printing, and exposure for digital images. The book is illustrated with step-by-step screenshots and example images that show the benefits of the DZS over commonly used digital editing methods.

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About the Author

Robert Fisher is a commercial and fine art photographer and freelance writer based just outside of Toronto, Canada. His love of photography began nearly 15 years ago when he was first exposed to the impressionistic style of photography.

Robert holds an honors Bachelor of Administration degree from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His photographic knowledge has been gained through trial and error, asking questions, and informally studying photography and photographic techniques.

Robert has held several solo and group shows and his work has been exhibited in a number of local galleries. As a photojournalist, he has traveled as far as the Czech Republic to cover events, and he has drawn upon his education in business to publish several articles in finance industry publications.

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The Digital Zone System The Digital Zone System
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Robert Fisher
Print ISBN: 9781937538132   Ebook ISBN: 9781457179143  
Pages: 160 (est.)
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