Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ansel Adams

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 primarily 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.

1 comment:

  1. It is quite fascinating to me how the same camera can produce photographs of different quality when handled by different people.

    And I like the phrase in the photograph above,

    "Not everybody trust paintings but people believe photographs"

    Very well said indeed.

    Tw Jackson