Book Review – Ansel Adam’s 400 Photographs

Here is some of what Wiki has to say about him: Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating “pure” photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography.

As you may know, I am a big fan of Black and White photography and of Ansel Adam’s work.

Here is a popular picture of him, I need a hat like that!

These 400 photos are grouped by decade and are fascinating! I cant stop thinking, in today’s terms, how much time it took to actually develop and print these photos. Or how he spent hours and days hiking in the wilderness with no idea if any of his shots would be good enough to print.

Do you have a favorite photographer? Tell me in the comments…📸💕

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