Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ansel Adams

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience.

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 and Yosemite National Park.

For his images, he developed the zone system, a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Although his large format view cameras were difficult to use because of their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, their high resolution ensured sharpness in his images.

He founded the Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, which in turn created the Museum of Modern Art's department of photography. Adams' timeless and visually stunning photographs are reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books, making his photographs widely recognizable.

2. Describe his photographic style and some of his more famous photographs. His photographs are in black in white. His pictures are always of objects like waterfalls, trees, etc.. Nothing with humans in it. All the pictures have an unusual way of movement. The objects he photographs are outside and in large areas.

3.Post your favorite Edward Weston photograph to your blog.


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