This is an album of zone plate photographs with a brief explanation, which I write to introduce what is the zone plate photography. A zone plate photograph is a kind of photographs taken without using the lens. Though the pinhole photography is well-known as a representative lensless photography, the zone plate photography is not known well as the pinhole photography but the zone plate photograph is a photograph with the peculiar painting-like atmosphere with different taste from the pinhole photograph. This photo album consists o zone plate photographs exhibited at the Tatsuoki TAKEDA — Zone Plate Photograph Exhibition” with several newly taken zone plate photographs which have an atmosphere peculiar to a zone plate photograph. Brief explanations which may be helpful to appreciate zone plate photographs are also described..
The content of “Soft light and shadow" is as follows.
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1 What-like is a zone plate?
1-2 Features and charming points of a zone plate photograph
Chapter 2 Zone Plate Photo Gallery: Soft Light and Shadow.
2-1 Outdoor View
2-3 Living Creature
Appendix A Is a Zone Plate Photograph Sharp?
Appendix B Is a Zone Plate Camera Deep-focus?