Ansel Adams is one of the most significant photographers that has ever picked up a camera.
Adams revolutionized photography. Before him, photography was resented in the art world. It was seen as a cheap, easy way to create an image, and therefor it wasn't considered a fine art. Adams changed all that. He cultivated a style of photography that used sharp focus, high contrast, and carefully composed compositions to capture the raw, untouched beauty of nature.
Ansel Adams had a personal philosophy that the place you grew up or lives shapes you. So he was a advocate for protecting the environment and was inspired by beautiful landscapes.
His work went even further to benefit our country. Because Adams took pictures our national park ands natural landmarks, and
brought attention to how some places should be protected from development and logging.
Here are some examples of his work!
ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD
FROZEN LAKE AND CLIFFS
WIND TREE CLIFF
SAND DUNES, SUNRISE
CLEARING WINTER STORM
REDWOODS, BULL CREEK
MOON AND HALF DOME
WHITE HOUSE RUIN