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.
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.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Ansel Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Ansel Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by 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. One of his most famous photographs was Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California.

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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One response to “Ansel Adams

  1. I love Ansel Adams photography and have attempted to use his style in my black and white photos of Yosemite.

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