Answers to your questions of why you would want to learn about the System, plus an overview of what you will be learning in the following sections.
Understanding the Zone Scale and how it relates to your digital camera. The sensors ?Latitude? defined.
An in depth description of the histogram, why and how you would use it, and how it directly relates to the Zone scale
This section teaches you how to use the Zone System when metering scenes for Split Neutral Density Filters, Fill Flash, and creating exposures for blending or the Merge to HDR function in Photoshop.
Get an Introduction to the original Zone System by Ansel Adams Find out how the original zone system is the forerunner of modern exposure
Discover why you need to learn how to meter Learn the difference between Incident and Reflected Meters
See what a meter actually does, and why it does it Understand the phrase “Meter for your midtones, and check your highlights”
Find out what type of Metering Patterns your camera has and how to use them Learn the original zones and what they represent
Discover the usable zones of today’s digital cameras Determine why you would want to use Manual vs. Aperture or Shutter Priority Exposure Modes
Realize the similarities between a Zone and Stop Demystify the histogram and see how it relates to the Zone System
Discover how to visualize tones in your photograph Find out how to meter in difficult situations
Learn what to do with difficult subjects Become skilled at reading available light
Learn how to meter for fill flash Learn how to determine which Split Neutral Density Filter to choose
Determine the exposures for blending images together in Photoshop
Discover how to meter your scenes to create the proper images for the Merge to HDR function in Photoshop