Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ansel Adams [Historical Photographer]

In light of the new findings of Ansel Adam's negatives I decided I would blog about him. I have admired Adams since we watched that old, rather boring film about him in my photography class, junior year of high school. None of it seemed that interesting to me but I couldn't deny that his photographs were beautiful. Born in 1902, as a child Adams was enthusiastic about nature. He was said to have had a photographic memory, which he used to his advantage in learning piano. His hobby of photography started when he became involved in the Sierra Club at Yosemite National Park. When he realized that he didn't have much of a future in piano, he decided to pursue photography. Most of Adams' pictures are of natural landscapes. He was also patient in that he waited for the exact right moment to take a picture. Sometimes that would be hours, sometimes days of coming back to the same place. His patience paid off. Adams' produced many notable works. His attention to detail and ability to get good exposures lead to dramatic pictures. He also had a good eye for composition. Adams died in 1984 at the age of 82 from a heart attack. He still remains one of the most world famous photographers.
Clearing the Storm, Sonoma County Hills, 1963
White Branches, Mono Lake, 1975

Leaf, Glacier Bay, 1963

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