The Negative (Paperback)

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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery.

The Negative--the second volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques--has taught generations of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. Examples of Adams' own work clarify the principles discussed. This classic handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization, The Negative covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.

"Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer." - New York Times

"A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master." - Publishers Weekly

Over 1 million copies sold.

About the Author


Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780821221860
ISBN-10: 0821221868
Publisher: Ansel Adams
Publication Date: June 1st, 1995
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Ansel Adams Photography