If your a beginner I recommend reading a beginner photography book.
This is still a great book as it covers the zone system (still great for digital) and darkroom techniques that can easily be applied to the "digital darkroom".
Adams' attention to detail in testing contrast and resolution in various lighting situations forms the core of the Zone System and of this book.
Following his new age flop "The Positive", "The Negative" is an astounding success.Published 3 months ago by Good Guy Dan
Great book, excellent service, who could ask for more. Photography when it was still photography, no smart phones here. The best.Published 4 months ago by jmcphoto1
This is generally a good book, and if I was still using film, I would have given it another star or two, but the transition to digital has somewhat dated this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin
What I can say more to the summary provided by one of the most worldknown photographers....There is everything what necessary to make a picture about how to be prepared and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jirka
I have bought this book primary because of the fact that Ansel Adams was the inventor of the Zone system - a systematic approach to determine the exposure of the photo. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marcin Gramza
What more could one ask than wisdom from one of the best ever!! I bought the whole series, The Camera, The Negative and The Print. Read morePublished 7 months ago by G. Ruge
You may or may not appreciate Ansel Adams as a photographer, but his technical writings on the medium are second to none. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Barry Andersen