Ansel Adams

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In what city did Ansel Adams die?

Monterey California

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Is ansel Adams dead or alive?

1902 - Ansel Easton Adams born on February 20, at 114 Maple Street, San Francisco, the only child of Olive and Charles

1915 - Despises the regimentation of a regular education, and is taken out of school. For that year, his father buys him a season pass to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which he visits nearly every day. Private tutors provide further instruction.

1916: Family Trip to Yosemite, Californina.

1925: Decides to become a pianist. Buys a grand piano.

1927: First acknowledged photograph.

1940 - Teaches first Yosemite workshop, the U. S. Camera Photographic Forum, in Yosemite with Edward Weston.

1953 he collaborated with Dorothea Lange on a Life commission for a photo essay on the Mormons in Utah

In 1962 Adams moved to Carmel, California, where in 1967 he was instrumental in the foundation of the Friends of Photography

1984 - Dies April 22 of heart failure aggravated by cancer

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Who is Ansel Adams?

A famous landscape- photographer (maybe the most famous) and founder of the "f/64 group" a group of photographers that used the smallest aperture in a lens to create sharply- and widely focused (landscape-) photographs.

Ought to read Co-founder of the f/64 group, and they weren't restricted to landscapes

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What child of a US President studied with Ansel Adams?

Susan, President Gerald Ford's only daughter, is a photographer. She studied under Ansel Adams.

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What year was ansel Adams born?

He was born feburary 20th 1902

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Where did Ansel Adams put his signature on his works?

I have an Ansel Adams picture of Mt. McKinley. There is NO signature, just his name in large print spreading across/below the picture.

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Why did Ansel Adams take pictures?

He took up photography to show the Americans the beauty of their natural surroundings.

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Why did ansel Adams brake his nose?

In 1904 a big earthquake happened in San Francisco and Adams fell then and broke his nose. The scar remained for his entire life.

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What is Ansel Adams's most famous photograph?

yosemite falls

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When did ansel Adams get his first camera?

14

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Where did ansel Adams live and work?

Ansel Adams lived and worked in the state he was born in, California. He lived in San Fransisco and worked a lot at Yosemite park.

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How did ansel Adams die?

Ansel Adams died on April 22, 1984, from heart failure aggravated by cancer. He was 82. He left his wife, Virginia Best Adams, two children, Michael and Anne, and five grandchildren.

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What did he do Ansel Adams?

Ansel Adams was a famous photographer.

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What was Ansel Adams doing when he died?

He was in bed, recovering from the removal of cancer from his leg. He died of a heart attack.

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What was Ansel Adams family like?

They were mean and idiots and shut up and stop looking up losers:P

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What Photo's did Ansel Adams take?

well acatually ansel adams took all of his pictures

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Where can I find information on Ansel Adams?

Start with the link below. It leads you to several other resources.

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When did ansel Adams take his first picture?

Im not sure when he took his first picture, because that could be at any time during his life. His first photographs were published in 1921 though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams

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What impact did Ansel Adams have on photography and the zone system?

Ansel Adams invented the Zone System.

The Zone System allows the photographer to precisely expose the most important element in his photograph. You use a spot meter and measure every important thing in your image, bearing in mind white, black and gray objects all reflect different amounts of light but the meter thinks they're all gray--because that's what a meter is designed to do. After doing all the math, you dial in an aperture and shutter speed that will allow you to capture the scene as close to how it appears as you possibly can.

This worked for Ansel Adams, and it will work for anyone who's really familiar with relative reflectance and isn't shooting something that moves or changes. You can't shoot a basketball game with the Zone System, for instance, and you can't shoot sunsets because you don't have time to meter them.

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What school did ansel Adams attend?

He attended many schools and had to switch either because he was kicked out or flunked. Eventually his father and aunt home schooled him to the point where he got equal to an 8th grade education the Mrs. Kate M. Wilkins Private School. He hen picked up piano.

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How many kids did ansel Adams photographer have?

Ansel Adams had two children: Michael (born August 1933) and Anne (born 1935).

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How does American realism differ from plain realism?

I do not think it does.

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Why is Ansel Adams so famous?

Ansel Adams's fame rests on his being one of the premier pictorial photographers of all time. He was enormously influential in getting "pure" photography recognized as an art form in and of itself, rather than photography trying to mimic older art forms. His career concentrated on the American West, especially the Yosemite Valley, working almost exclusively for much of his lifework in very large format black and white. His crisp, rich, stunning pictures are seen all over to this day, on walls, calendars, place mats, books - simply everywhere. Adams's photographs set the benchmark for landscapes. They speak for themselves. They are absolutely, literally brilliant.

Part of the reason for their brilliance is Adams's development of what he called The Zone System, which is a little hard to describe but is a method for exposure and development of a black and white negative to insure total tonal detail from brightest highlight to the deepest shadow. Among many other works, Adams wrote three technical books detailing his methods entitled, appropriately, The Camera; The Negative; and The Print.

Adams was one of the founding members of the f/64 school or group, (sometimes called the f/64 club), a coterie of contemporary photographers who shared similar interests and goals. That association of some of the finest photographers of their generation led directly to the creation of the Museum of Modern Art's department of photography. f/64 refers to an extremely small f/stop or aperture in the lens which is intended to help insure the greatest depth of field - sharpness in an image from very near to very far. Many of Adams greatest photographs are characterized by this kind of near-to-far wire sharpness.

Adams was also a classical pianist, an avid environmentalist, and a dedicated teacher. He helped expand the National Parks System and The Sierra Club. Because of his musical background, he was often heard to refer to the negative as the "score" and the print as the "performance." He loved to go back into his archives and reprint older negatives as he refined his techniques throughout his life. He was a powerful proponent of the practice of "visualization," wherein the photographer should try to "see" the finished print in his mind's eye. He used to send students out with a large format camera and a single sheet of film as an exercise. They only got one shot, so they had to get it right.

Ansel Adams died April 22, 1984 of heart failure aggravated by cancer. He left his wife, Virginia, children Michael and Anne, and five grandchildren.

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Where was ansel Adams death place?

Monetary California

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What is the Value of volcanic 22 starter pistol?

25 USD or so

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