Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing an image with the Zone System and sharpening, part of Learning Tiffen Dfx.
- Another approach I like to working with images…is to work with the zone system.…Now, this system was made popular…by photographers like Ansel Adams,…and it essentially divides up the image into 10 zones.…Based on the luminosity,…you can target different areas of the photo…and accurately develop it.…This is for control freaks,…and if you've ever studied Ansel's ways,…or you're interested in having precise control,…well beyond the simple points you get…with threefer levels,…or a couple more with the curve,…this is the way to get that.…
Let's open up an image.…And with this particular photo,…we have a wide range of brightness and shadows.…We go from a really bright white…into dark, rich shadows at the edge.…Let's apply the ozone layer.…And you'll see all of the zones identified.…The 10 zones plus zone zero.…If we view this, zone zero is the darkest shadows.…
Up to zone 10 being the brightest highlights…which this image doesn't have any.…But as I step through, you see that different areas…become affected.…Let's start with zone zero for a second…
- Running Tiffen Dfx as a video or photo plugin
- Choosing a category and a filter
- Working with filter presets
- Limiting filters with masks
- Masking for precision
- Processing film with Film Lab filters
- Using the HFX Diffusion filters
- Correcting color and lens issues
- Refining light
- Using special effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Tiffen Dfx
2. The Dfx Workflow
3. Masking for Precision
4. Film Lab Essentials
5. HFX Diffusion Essentials
6. HFX Gradients and Tints
7. Modifying the Image
8. Correcting Lens Issues and Adding Effects
9. Refining Light
10. Using Special Effects
Final thoughts1m 29s
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