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ANSEL ADAMS

ANSEL ADAMS

 

 

 


Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs and the work of those to whom he taught the system. Adams primarily used large-format cameras despite their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

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TETONS AND SNAKE RIVER

REDWOOD AND ROSE

OAK TREE SUNRISE

MT. MC KINLEY RANGE

MT. RAINIER FROM SPANAWAY LAKE

MOON AND HALF DOME

EL CAPITAN, SUNRISE









http://www.ansel-adams.org/

In 1940, Ansel put together A Pageant of Photography, the most important and largest photography show in the West to date, attended by millions of visitors.With his wife, Adams completed a children's book and the very successful Illustrated Guide to Yosemite Valley during 1940 and 1941. He also taught photography by giving workshops in Detroit and his pupils included future photographer Todd Webb. Adams also began his first serious stint of teaching in 1941 at the Art Center School of Los Angeles, which included the training of military photographers. In 1943, Adams had a camera platform mounted on his station wagon, to afford him a better vantage point over the immediate foreground and a better angle for expansive backgrounds. Most of his landscapes from that time forward were made from the roof of his car rather than from summits reached by rugged hiking, as in his earlier days. Please click the link for more info.

http://outffocus.blogspot.com/2011/12/ansel-adams-photographs.html



ANSEL ADAMS QUOTES

 

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

`To the complaint, `There are no people in these photographs,` I respond, `There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.`

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

You don`t take a photograph, you make it.

The negative is comparable to the composer`s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.


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