Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams ~ February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984

Ansel Adams was mainly concerned with taking nature shots and landscapes as he was an environmentalist advocate. Many of his images were shot in Yosemite National Park located in California. He was known to promote the conservation of wilderness and wildlife through his work. Adams defined visualization as the final image being imagined in the mind before the photo is even taken. His work today can be found in calendars and books. Normally, I’m not a fan of black and white nature photography because I love seeing the vibrant colors- but Ansel Adams knows how to make it work


He was known for using the Polaroid Land, Leica, 35mm Zeiss Contax, and of course a Hasselblad.


Being a photographer and environmentalist went hand in hand for Adams. He took photos of nature, landscapes, Group f/64, black and white

Group f/64 was founded by a few photographers in the 1920’s including Ansel Adams. Their purpose was to take a photo using a sharp focus + taking the time to frame the photo a particular way

Significant Work 

Golden Gate before the bridge, 1932

Golden Gate from Baker Beach, 1953



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