The Digital Zone System – New Book

The Digital Zone System

The Digital Zone System is a new book from 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).”

The Digital Zone System retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $22.29 on

The Digital Zone System is also available in a Kindle Edition.


“Ansel Adams” Garage Sale Negatives Most Likely from Uncle Earl Instead

Uncle Earle

As a follow-up to the buzzing story from earlier in the week, a California woman has come forward with a rather convincing claim that her Uncle Earl Brooks shot the $200 million+ Ansel Adams negatives in 1923.

She has original prints in her possession that are strikingly similar to negatives from the Ansel Adams garage sale collection.

[KTVU via CNN]

Ansel Adams Negatives Bought at Garage Sale, Now Worth $200 Million+

Rick Norsigian purchased a box of 65 glass negatives 10 years ago at a yard sale in SoCal for $45 have been estimated to be worth at least $200 million.

These glass plate negatives were thought to have been lost long ago in a darkroom fire in 1937.  Experts speculate that Adams somehow left them behind when teaching a photography glass in Pasadena in the 1940s.

[via CNN]