Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

is Professor of Photography at the California College of the Arts. He studied photography with Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Wynn Bullock. Chris Johnson studied photography with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Imogen Cunningham. His photographic and video works have been widely exhibited and he has conducted workshops and lectured on the Zone System in the United States and Japan. He is currently a Professor of Photography at the California College of Arts and Crafts and has recently served as Chair of the Cultural Arts Commission for the City of Oakland.

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FIGURE 2.5 An example of a print made from a properly exposed and developed negative.

Working with Problem Negatives


Let’s consider the four basic problems that photographers encounter when trying to make a good print from a negative that has been improperly exposed and developed. As you will see, these four problems fall into two categories: solvable problems and those that are fatal to achieving fine prints. THE SOLVABLE PROBLEMS Overexposure and underdevelopment are…

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