Saturday, July 21, 2007
Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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Ansel Easton Adams (February 20,1902-April 22, 1984) was an American photographer born in San Francisco. Famous for his black & white landscape photographs of the national parks (Yosemite National Park among others), and as an author of numerous books about photography, including his trilogy of technical instruction manuals (The Camera, The Negative and The Print). Adams was also an environmentalist and a member of the Sierra Club, and co-founded the photographic association Group f/64 along with other masters like Edward Weston, Willard Van Dyke, Imogen Cunningham and others. He invented the "Zone System" a technique that allows the photographer to translate a visual impression of his or her subject to photographic film and paper.
As well as the Zone System, Adams also pioneered the idea of 'pre-visualisation', the idea of seeing a completed print and then working through the steps to build that print. Adams left school in 1915 to educate himself. He originally trained himself as a pianist. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted from the Wikipedia article on Ansel Adams]
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