The World in Black and White – Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) was an American photographer credited with developing the ‘zone system technique‘ (a method of concentrating light on negatives to control the look of finished pictures) and the ‘theory of visualization‘ or ‘previsualization’ (the act of measuring a scenes light to imagine a finished photo). Basically, he captured nature in black and white and became famous for his photo series of the Yosemite Valley in California. More than that, he became an environmentalist, and his photographs are a record of what many national parks were like. He also wrote technical books defining and developing his theories, and later on, many photoalbums were published in his memory. Some of these are: # The Camera # The Negative # The Print % Born Free and Equal % Polaroid Land Photography % Ansel Adams: In Color % Photographs of the Southwest % The National Park Photographs % America’s Wilderness % … Read more

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