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ANSEL ADAMS
Photographer, Conservationist
(February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California.-April 22, 1984 in
Monterey, Cal...
• Famous for his black & white landscape photographs of the
national parks (Yosemite National Park among others).
•

An au...
• Adams was an environmentalist, and his photographs are
a record of what many of these national parks were like
before hu...
STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
• Moved from “pictorial” style of
photography to “Straight Photography“.
• Straight Photography : Ins...
ANSEL ADAM’S GEAR
• Adams used the typical photographic
equipment of his day: view cameras
with large-format negatives at ...
• He pioneered the use of a Red Filter to darken blue skies in his
photos, giving contrast between the sky and the clouds,...
• Finally, he was very patient and deliberate in his selection of
subjects and the timing with which he used to take the p...
THE ZONE SYSTEM

When a scene contains too much
bright, however, the camera tries to
render it as average so it darkens it...
• The zone system divides a scene into 10 zones on the tonal
scale (though there are variations of 9 and 11 zones). Every
...
To correctly expose an average scene, spot an average
color or tone. Adjust your camera settings till you get the light
me...
• Notice that the dog's left eye is
becoming just a tiny bit underexposed which is OK.
• Shadow clipping is more tolerated...
• Rule of thumb is, with average scenes you just point your
camera to an average color, place it into zone V and then
reco...
BEST OF ANSEL ADAMS
MERCED RIVER, CLIFFS OF
CATHEDRAL ROCKS, AUTUMN
GRASS AND POOL
WATER AND FOAM
GEYSER POOL, YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
BANNER PEAK AND THOUSAND
ISLAND LAKE, 1923
ANSEL ADAMS - FARM WORKERS
AND MT. WILLIAMSON
AUTUMN MOON
THUNDER CLOUDS
JEFFERY PINE
JEFFERY PINE
TREES AND SNOW
BRANCHES IN SNOW
THE HALF DOME
WATERFALL
ASPENS
ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD
HOOVER DAM
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  1. 1. ANSEL ADAMS Photographer, Conservationist (February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California.-April 22, 1984 in Monterey, California) By: Alia Adel Ahmed Presented to : Dr. Ahmed Belal
  2. 2. • Famous for his black & white landscape photographs of the national parks (Yosemite National Park among others). • An author of numerous books about photography, including his trilogy of technical instruction manuals (The Camera, The Negative and The Print).
  3. 3. • Adams was an environmentalist, and his photographs are a record of what many of these national parks were like before human intervention and travel. His work has promoted many of the goals of the Sierra Club and brought environmental issues to light.
  4. 4. STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY • Moved from “pictorial” style of photography to “Straight Photography“. • Straight Photography : Instead of soft focus or hand treatments, the photographs were clear, sharply focused, and an attempt to show what the artist saw at the actual scene. • Adams was part of a group called "F64" including Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, where they believed in everything in the image being in focus. They acheived this by using small apertures (thus the name) thus providing a lot of depth of field in focus.
  5. 5. ANSEL ADAM’S GEAR • Adams used the typical photographic equipment of his day: view cameras with large-format negatives at 4x5 inches, 5x7 inches, 8x10 inches or even 11x14 images. • Even though photographic equipment evolved to be smaller, lighter and easier to use with the 35mm cameras beginning in the late 1930s, Adams stayed mostly with large-format view cameras throughout his life
  6. 6. • He pioneered the use of a Red Filter to darken blue skies in his photos, giving contrast between the sky and the clouds, for instance. • Along with this, he adopted the technique for exposure, development, and printing known as the "Zone System" which is a way of carefully controlling tonal values to achieve the widest range of light and dark in his prints, despite the very limited range available in printing paper.
  7. 7. • Finally, he was very patient and deliberate in his selection of subjects and the timing with which he used to take the pictures. • He did not photograph landscapes as much as he photographed the weather. • His "C learning Storm, Yosemite Valley" photo, for instance, would not be nearly as dramatic without the clearing fog with the snow on the ground.
  8. 8. THE ZONE SYSTEM When a scene contains too much bright, however, the camera tries to render it as average so it darkens it causing under-exposure. On the other hand, when a scene contains too much dark, the camera tries to render it as average so it lightens it causing over-exposure.
  9. 9. • The zone system divides a scene into 10 zones on the tonal scale (though there are variations of 9 and 11 zones). Every tonal range is assigned a zone. Every zone differs from the one before it by 1 stop, and from the one following it by 1 stop. So every zone change equals 1 stop difference. Zones are identified by roman numbers, with the middle tone (with 18% reflectance) being a zone V which is zone 5. • For us digital photographers, we are only concerned with zones III through VII (zones 3 through 7).
  10. 10. To correctly expose an average scene, spot an average color or tone. Adjust your camera settings till you get the light meter's hash mark on zero for that color, make sure you're not over exposing your highlights and take the shot.
  11. 11. • Notice that the dog's left eye is becoming just a tiny bit underexposed which is OK. • Shadow clipping is more tolerated than highlight clipping.
  12. 12. • Rule of thumb is, with average scenes you just point your camera to an average color, place it into zone V and then recompose. With high dynamic range scenes, unless you're planing on taking multiple exposures, throwing in some fill flash, or using a neutral density filter you have to make a choice.
  13. 13. BEST OF ANSEL ADAMS
  14. 14. MERCED RIVER, CLIFFS OF CATHEDRAL ROCKS, AUTUMN
  15. 15. GRASS AND POOL
  16. 16. WATER AND FOAM
  17. 17. GEYSER POOL, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
  18. 18. BANNER PEAK AND THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE, 1923
  19. 19. ANSEL ADAMS - FARM WORKERS AND MT. WILLIAMSON
  20. 20. AUTUMN MOON
  21. 21. THUNDER CLOUDS
  22. 22. JEFFERY PINE
  23. 23. JEFFERY PINE
  24. 24. TREES AND SNOW
  25. 25. BRANCHES IN SNOW
  26. 26. THE HALF DOME
  27. 27. WATERFALL
  28. 28. ASPENS
  29. 29. ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD
  30. 30. HOOVER DAM

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