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AdamsNeckea

  1. 1. Ansel Adams American Photographer By Neckea Cantave
  2. 2. Vital Statistics <ul><li>Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco California on February 20, 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Adams was Caucasian, American, and male </li></ul><ul><li>He died in Carmel California on April 2, 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>He was a pianist turned photographer, who only shot nature in black and white </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He broke his nose in the aftershocks of the San Francisco earthquakes in 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of his broken nose and shyness, he had problems fitting in at school </li></ul><ul><li>He was sent to many different schools then his father and aunt home schooled him </li></ul><ul><li>Because of his solitary childhood, he found joy in nature </li></ul>Key Personal Events
  4. 4. Key Personal Events <ul><li>He taught himself how to play piano at the age of 12 </li></ul><ul><li>He was going to become a professional pianist until his parents gave him a Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie </li></ul><ul><li>He began taking photographs of Yosemite National Park in the summer of 1916 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Historical Events <ul><li>He was strongly influenced to perserve nature, this was shown in his pictures </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stylistic Traits <ul><li>He uses black and white film </li></ul><ul><li>Takes picture of nature </li></ul><ul><li>He focused on the form of his subjects </li></ul><ul><li>He took close ups of his subjects and focused on their textures </li></ul>
  7. 7. Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake <ul><li>In this photo Adams focuses in on the form of this rocky mountain, you can see the different textures and shades of the subjects because of the black and white film </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dogwood Blossoms <ul><li>In this photograph because it is cropped you can focus in on the details of the flower and wood. </li></ul>

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