A the result of a whole different exposure. Knowing

            A particular image that stood out to
me from Ansel Adams’ work was the image known as “Bridalveil Fall.” In 1927 Ansel Adams captured this historic image with a 6
1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Korona view camera with a negative glass plate all around
. The photograph captures Yosemite National Park’s royal Bridalveil Fall, which
also includes the twisting mist that gave the waterfall’s name in the first
place. “Bridalveil” in Native American means pohono, meaning “puff of wind.”
I think Adams is an inspiration to all photographs today especially those
shooting/filming landscapes. Looking at his cool pictures filled with many
detail makes me want to visit the locations. What inspired me the most about him
was his willingness to travel to the sights to capture the image and it his
only motivation was his passion for nature. Ansel Adams’
pictures prove and shows the world how beautiful mother nature is. how beautiful mother nature is.

            Adams’ vocation
as a photographer was influenced and determined with countless sophisticated, mellow,
and perfect photographs of superior natural landscapes. His gift as an artist/photographer
is mainly credited to his hardworking study of the methods and different techniques
of photography, creating a cautious darkroom technique of exposure and
development he called the Zone System. This
technique is a method to a consistent way of working that assures a correct
exposure in every situation, even in complicated lighting circumstances such as
back lighting, large differences among light and negative parts of a scene, and
many similar situations that are most likely going to throw off your camera’s
metering giving you the result of a whole different exposure. Knowing and
applying Adams’ zone system technique to your own work can save you a lot of distress
and effort. It can help you capture not only precise but also fascinating
exposures every single time you use it. It lets you experience it
hands on and it lets you be a designer in depth of your own photography, and
that’s why it still has relevance in today’s world.

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            When the 1960’s came around, admiration
and recognition of photography as an art form had increased to the point at which
Adams’ incredible landscape images were publicized in big art galleries and museums.
This American photographer was known for all the black and white photographs of
the wilderness and landscapes. Adam Ansel lived in Yosemite for years and
photographed it in a detail like completely; landscapes. All the photos that he
took make him a great artist. Adams had a heart
attack and died on April 22, 1984, at the age of 82.

            In the year 1927 Adams met
photographer Edward Weston. They become increasingly important to each other as
friends and colleagues. On November 15, 1932 at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
in San Francisco the group f/64 was created. The team established a rebellion against pictorialism,
photography known at that time was widespread among West Coast artists/photographers.
The name of the group is taken from the smallest setting of a large-format
camera diaphragm aperture that gives particularly good resolution and depth of
field. The access and usage of a view camera allowed the
photographer to show his scene on the ground glass. Before he shot the shutter
and developed the print, and the wide service of this device was a hallmark of
Group f/64.

            Adams’s love for nature was encouraged
in the Bay Area he described life in his own words, “colored and modulated by
the great earth gesture” (Adams, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, p. 14). He spent
substantial time there until his death. From his first visit, Adam was transfixed
and transformed. Using the Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie, he began photographing with,
day by day, then year by year he improved. He trekked, scaled and explored the
whole park in search of scenery, gaining self-worth and self-assurance. Showing
his love for the famous National Park of Yosemite in 1919, he joined the Sierra
Club and spent one of the four summers he was there in Yosemite Valley, as a “warden”
or “custodian” of the club LeConte Memorial Lodge. Ansel Adams acquainted himself
with many of the club’s founders and executives, who were creators of America’s
upcoming conservation movement to protect wildlife and nature itself. During
his time at the park he encountered his wife, Virginia Best, in Yosemite; few
months later they got married in during the year of 1928. The couple had two
children. Adams’ custodial
part in the Sierra Club cultivated fast and the club became a crucial factor for
his early success as a photographer. Ansel Adams’ early photographs and literatures
were first printed in the Sierra Club Bulletin.           

            On February 20, 1902 the most important landscape photographer
of the 20th century aka Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, CA. As
only child raised by his parents Charles Hitchcock Adams and Olive Bray, Adams
had a much more powerful, helpful, and fortified connection with his father. At
a young phase in his life he liked learning how to play the piano and enjoyed
the environments of nature. At the age of twelve it was obvious that school was
not the place for Ansel, the confinement imposed by the classroom and teachers,
was a lot more than he could stand, you could say it was above his threshold. Since
young Ansel struggled fitting in at school, his parents decided to have him continue
his studies from home. In studying Mr. Adams’ education one might observe no
relation what so ever with photography, this is partially true, but what went
on during these years, had a great influence on him, he was taught to
appreciate the nature that surrounded him, and it is this appreciation that
fueled his passion that was explicitly shown in photography, and above that, in
1914, Ansel, had the chance to attend Panama-Pacific International Exposition,
in celebration of the opening of the Panama canal, offered him many sources for
information, and this exposition was considered by many to be the learning
ground for young Ansel. In 1916 Adams convinced his parents to take a family vacation
in Yosemite National Park. It was at his beloved location of Yosemite National
Park where he captured his first photograph at the age 14 with a Kodak Box Brownie
camera given to him by his parents.

Ansel
Adams Biography

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