Happy birthday Ansel Adams...

It was on this very day in 1902 that Ansel Easton Adams was born.

In 1916 his family took a trip to Yosemite National Park and it was during that trip that his dad gave him a Brownie camera and the rest, as they say, is history.

Some of my favorite Ansel Adams quotes:

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."

"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often their supreme disappointment."

Of the many books he wrote, The Camera (book 1), The Negative (book 2), and The Print (book 3) are considered his most important contribution to the artistic and technical aspects of black-and-white photography.

For more information about him, his work, or if you are interested in purchasing one of his prints, stop by The Ansel Adams Gallery.


Scott said...

Excellent post. Thanks so much!

half blind said...

Scott, thought you might be interested in Ansel Adams pics as a photojournalist! Check this out:

and this:

Very interesting to see his eye capture street and not landscape scenes.

Miguel Palaviccini said...

Pretty neat half blind. Thanks for sharing that! I didn't even know he was a photojournalist.