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Ansel Adams, Photographer And Environmentalist.

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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I absolutely love photography!

Today i´ve got familiar with a man who i wasn´t familiar with before.
A man worthy of a topic on ATS.

i´ll show you what i´ve found after a bit of browsing.


Ansel Adams






Some claim photography can be divided into two eras: Before Adams and After Adams. In Times B.A., for instance, photography wasn’t widely considered an art form. Rather, photographers attempted to make their pictures more "artistic" (i.e., more like paintings) by subjecting their exposures to all sorts of extreme manipulations, from coating their lenses with petroleum jelly to scratching the surfaces of their negatives with needles.

Then came Ansel Adams, helping shutterbugs everywhere get over their collective inferiority complex. Brashly declaring photography to be "a blazing poetry of the real," Adams eschewed manipulations, claiming they were simply derivative of other art forms. Instead, he preached the value of "pure photography." In an era when handheld point-and-shoot cameras were quickly becoming the norm, Adams and other landscape photographers clung to their bulky, old-fashioned large-format cameras. Ultimately, Adams’ pictures turned photography into fine art. What’s more, they shaped the way Americans thought of their nation’s wilderness and, with that, how to preserve it.

Adams’ passion for the land wasn’t limited to vistas he framed through the lens. In 1936, he accompanied his photos to Washington to lobby for the preservation of the Kings Canyon area in California. Sure enough, he was successful, and it was declared a national park.


being dubbed number 7 of photos that changed the world according to this site.

it´s called:
'The Photo That Saved The Planet'
don't ask me why, here's the shot.



I could write all of his biography out here but if you take the time he'll tell it to you himself.

a little snippet to get you interested.


Photographer, conservationist; born in San Francisco. A commercial photographer for 30 years, he made visionary photos of western landscapes that were inspired by a boyhood trip to Yosemite. He won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks (1944--58). Founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from black-and-white film.



The Zone System is a photographic technique for determining optimal film exposure and development, formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer.[1










to close this post of i want to say this was an intriguing man to get to know.

he's made some beautiful photographs and helped photography develep by creating the zone system. (see above)

for the time being he made some absolutely stunning photographs.

some of his work:











hope you all enjoy as much as i did





sources used:

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lot of his photos can be found here

edit on 21-2-2012 by kn0wh0w because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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anybody else some interesting info to add?

or photographers you'd advise me to look into?

please be my guest and share.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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I thought this thread would have gotten more attention.

So, just to bump

Cheers for the links. S&F



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by maya27
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I thought this thread would have gotten more attention.

So, just to bump

Cheers for the links. S&F


Well i would've hoped to get a little more feedback as well.

Well it at least thought me to not make a thread like this again



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 





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