Archive for the ‘Ansel Adams’ Category

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.

February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Ansel Adams

ansel.jpgAnsel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902April 22, 1984) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West. His studio, which is still owned by the Adams family, is now the Ansel Adams Gallery.

Adams also wrote many books about photography, including the Morgan & Morgan Basic Photo Series (The Camera, The Negative, The Print, Natural-Light Photography, and Artificial Light Photography); co-founded Group f/64 with other masters like Edward Weston, Willard Van Dyke, and Imogen Cunningham; and created, with Fred Archer, the zone system. The zone system is a technique for photographers to translate the light they see into specific densities on negatives and paper, thus giving them better control over finished photographs. Adams also pioneered the idea of visualization (which he often called ‘previsualization’, though he later acknowledged that term to be a redundancy) of the finished print based upon the measured light values in the scene being photographed.

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