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Ansel Adams
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  • 1. Born on February 20, 1902 in California  He had a troubled youth.  Nature and music became important  part of his childhood › Joined the Sierra Club when he was 17- focus on preserving parts of nature › After becoming interesting with nature he began to focus on photography 1927 first portfolio  In 1928 he married Virginia Best, and  had two children. Most successful time of his career 1929-  1942 His photographs today are still relevant  today He died on April 22, 1984 at age 82 
  • 2. Ansel Adam’s work is important because it is inspiring to other  photographers who like his ideas or want to use some of his techniques. He also has helpful, interesting quotes that are inspiring to many other photographers including: › “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. “ › “A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety “ › “ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop “ The influence of Ansel Adams to begin photography was his love for nature.  How Ansel Adams inspires others: One method used by Ansel Adams that  he created is known as the Zone System. This technique is used to try and creates the best film exposure and development for the photo. There is a systematic method to follow the Zone System.
  • 3. Common Themes:  Nature Landscape • Mountains Lakes • Rivers • Leaves • Desert • • Cactus  People • Posed
  • 4. Moonrise, Hernandez This is one of Ansel Adams most famous photographs
  • 5. The name of the critic is Laura Cumming  The review was very positive, and complementary.  The critic discussed his style in the review  She also says observes all of the interesting parts that  make the picture work well
  • 6. -I agree with the art critic -Why this picture works well: -Sharp & clear - The white clouds contrast with the sky and houses. -The skyline, which also includes snow topped mountains. -The moon in the center of the photograph
  • 7. The Tetons and the Snake River
  • 8. Glacier National Park Valley, Snow Covered Mountains
  • 9. Yellowstone-Fountain Geyser Pool
  • 10. Mountains
  • 11. Jeffrey Pine
  • 12. Manzanar Portrait Tom Kobayashi
  • 13. Leaf in Glacier National Park
  • 14. Yellowstone-Castle Geyser Coye
  • 15. El Capitan Winter
  • 16. Rose and Driftwood
  • 17. Lone Tree
  • 18. Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
  • 19. 1. “America’s Photographer-Ansel Adams.”Online Image. The DC Traveler. 5 October 2007. 11 March 2009. http://www.thedctraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/moonrise-hernandez-new-mexico-1941-ansel- adams.jpg 2. “Ansel Adams” Online Image. Notable Biographies.11 March 2009. http://www.notablebiographies.com/images/uewb_01_img0007.jpg 3. “Ansel Adams.” The Art Institute of Chicago. 8 March 2009. http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/search/citi/artist%3AAnsel+Adams 4. “Ansel Adams.” Wikipedia: Commons. 6 September 2009. 8 March 2009. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ansel_Adams 5. “Ansel Adams.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 5 March 2009. 8 March 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams 6. Ansel Adams Gallery. Representing the Work of Ansel Adams and Select Landscape Photographers. 12 March 2009. http://www.anseladams.com/index.html 7. “Ansel Adams: Mountains” Online Image. The Slide Projector. 12 March 2009. http://jeffbean.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/ansel_adams_mountains.jpg 8. “Ansel Adams Quotes.”Finest Quotes. 8 March 2009. http://www.finestquotes.com/author_quotes-author- Ansel%20Adams-page-0.htm 9. “Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona” Drowlord. 12 March 2009. http://www.drowlord.com/art/favoriteArtists/ansel_adams/full_size/34_canyon_de_chelly_national_monument.jpg 10. Hinson, Hal. quot;Ansel Adams: an autobiography.quot; Atlantic. 256.(Oct. 1985): p99. Literature Resource Center. Gale. MARY INST & ST LOUIS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 8 Mar. 2009 <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=LitRC&u=sain62671>. 11. “King of the Wild Frontier.” Online Image. The Observer. 6 April 2008. 11 March 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/apr/06/photography 12. “Lone Tree.” Online Image. Your Daily Art. 12 March 2009. http://jerryandmartha.com/yourdailyart/images/adams_oak.jpg 13. Stegner, Wallace. Ansel Adams: Images 1923-1974. Boston: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1974. 14. “Yosemite” Online Image 12 March 2009. http://waddle.uoregon.edu/albums/NewsImages/Ansel_Adams.jpg 15. “Zone System.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 22 February 2009. 11 March 2009.