In 2013 Photography is usually taken for granted with all our gadgets and gizmos we have today we don’t give it much thought. In 1927 photography that we come to know today was created by one man’s sudden inspiration and only two unexposed plates. Ansel Adams was that man that changed photography forever. Let me explain how it all began. Ansel Adams was fourteen when he got his first box camera. Ansel had been reading a book about Yosemite Valley, which was 150 miles from his parents’ San Francisco home. They set off on June 1, 1916 for a month long trip enjoying the beautiful and mystifying view of Yosemite. His parents gave him a box camera soon after they arrived. This new look to how Ansel saw things through that box camera changed his look on the world on the world forever. The youth Adams became obsessed with photography. Now back in San Francisco, he worked quirky jobs at a photo lab. He learned how to develop and print photos. Ansel was still summoned to Yosemite, where he visited often to trek trails and take photos. One spring day in 1927, Ansel was hiking with his photographic equipment. He found himself on a high cliff with a breath taking view of a famous mountain, with only two unexposed plates with him. Back in those days, professional photographers used large, coated-glass plates instead of film to capture images. With one plate he took a simple shot of the mountain. Then he got an inspiring idea, why not focus on the emotional side of the picture and take a shot with my last unexposed plate using red filter. That shot created a breath taking image. On that high cliff with that shot taken with his lasted unexposed plate , he created a new style of photography called “straight photography” this style used sharp focuses, and the images were printed on glossy paper , creating a more vivid and visual photograph. Adams established the concept of visualization in his photography to capture emotions in his images. He preferred to take black- and -white images rather
Ansel Adams photographer and artist
Until the 19th century most artwork was created in a two or three-dimensional media. In England, William Fox discovered a technique that allowed camera images to be captured on paper. This medium has evolved since Fox's discovery in 1839 to a serious and viable form of art today. Photography allows the artist to capture what he sees. The image produced is reality to the artists eye, it can only be manipulated with light and angles.…
Adams was born in the Western Addition of San Francisco, California, to distinctly upper-class parents Charles Hitchcock Adams and Olive Bray Adams. He was an only child and was named after his uncle Ansel Easton.…
The Photograph Entrance of Catholic Chapel, taken in 1943 by Ansel Adams shows faith, freedom, and friendship by the use of lines, the contrast of light and dark, and the smiling facial expressions of the women and children.
Long, upward extending tree branches on both edges of the photograph move the viewers eyes to a large white cross above a wide building. Electrical wires stretch out from the bottom of the cross and out of the frame to the right.…
Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His
black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite
National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. He
was born February 20, 1902. Adams was born in the Western Addition of San
Francisco, California, to distinctly upper-class parents Charles Hitchcock Adams
and Olive Bray Adams.…
Ansel Adams had become an environmentalist during this time and used his photographs as a record so that we could see what many of these national parks looked like before human traveling and intervention.
Ansels style was to photograph anything related to the environment like rocks, mountains and trees.…
Ansel Adams even shows us in The Negative how to use it with point and shoot cameras! Ansel Adams chose to divide the range between white and black into about ten zones. Each is an f/stop apart. Color film and digital tend to have fewer zones, but that’s not important. What’s important is understanding how these zones relate to one another and how they change as they go through ach step of any photographic process.…
Lee Marie Hotchkiss
March 29, 2014
Heroes of the Wilderness
A hero is someone who works to change things toward a certain ideal or succeeds in making change, usually to the benefit of many others besides him or herself. Heroes come in just about every form and almost every group or cause has its heroes. One of the definitions for a hero is that they are someone who is “admired for qualities and achievements and is regarded as an ideal or model.’’ (New World Dictionary…
Infinity is simply the idea of something that is not finite. This number is a concept that most people are aware of, yet they don’t fully understand the significance of this digit. Infinity is a number that fully represents the idea of something that is truly never ending. Infinity can be found and is used in many aspects of math, even ones that you would have never thought of. Once recognized, infinity became one of the most pondered upon math mysteries that the world has ever seen.…
Ansel Adams is on the most famous photographers of all times. I have had the chance to see some of his photos and the one that stood out to me was a photo called Oak Tree, Snowstorm. I believe he captures the beauty of the oak tree and snowstorm. Image is dated 1948 and printed in 1972.
I have found that print making is a form of wood pieces being placed together to form a picture.…