Unit 57: Photography and P hotographic Practice Research of other photographers work Ansel Adams.
Ansel Adams.Ansel Adams was born February 20th 1902 anddied on the 22nd of April 1984. He was born inSan Francisco, California, United States. He’sbest known for his black and whitephotographs. Adams used large-formatcameras despite their size , set up time and filmcost. He did this as he wanted the sharpestpossible images and the high resolutionensured this. He developed the images himself.Adams photographs went on to be reproducedon calendars, in books and on posters whichmade his photographs even more known.
His work.• This image was made in 1962 and published in • This picture is called Golden Gate Before The Bridge. 1963.
Ansel Adams most famous pictures. Yosemite Valley, Thunderstorm. • This image was made in 1945 and is one of Ansel Adams most famous picture.
Influences. • Alfred StieglitzAnsel Adams was strongly influenced by AlfredStieglitz who he met in 1933. As you can see inthe image above you can see where Adams hastook his inspiration from. Both Ansel Adams andAlfred Stieglitz pictures are both quite gloomylooking. I like the gloominess of the abovepicture as it adds a nice effect.
Robert Dawson. Influences.• After to moving to Carmel, California in 1960, Ansel Adams helped to found the Friends of Photography. The third exhibition shown pictures by Robert Dawson. As you can see his picture above is quite similar to the type of pictures Ansel Adams took.
Composition• Ansel Adams himself didn’ t believe there was a wrong or right composition. A direct quote he said "The so-called rules of photographic composition are, in my opinion, invalid, irrelevant and immaterial“ , states this. He didn’ t like to follow rules when it came to his photography.
Strengths & Weaknesses• I really like Ansel Adams work as he makes them extremely interesting as I found his photographs never really focus on just one object, there are always lots of little interesting things surrounding. This is my favourite images of his because of all the little details included in the photograph. I also really like the shadow on it.