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  1. Ansel Adams Morgan DoetzeOctober 2012 Digital Photography

  2. Life in Overview • Born February 20, 1902 • Died April 22, 1984 • Married to Virginia Best • Michael & Anne

  3. Origins • Born in San Francisco, California • Received only an 8th grade education • Loved outdoors • Trip to Yosemite in 1916

  4. Awards Won • Doctor of Arts • Conservation Service Award • Presidential Medal of Freedom • Sierra Club John Muir Award • Hasselblad Award • Induced into the California Hall of Fame

  5. Life • Played piano • Joined Sierra Club • Became full-time photographer • Opened the Ansel Adams Gallery for the Arts • Visited New York • Became president of Sierra Club • Wrote many books

  6. Famous Work

  7. Less Famous Work

  8. Quotes “It is easy to take a photograph, but it is harder to make a masterpiece in photography than in any other art medium” “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed” “Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs” “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”

  9. Why He Appeals to Me • Breathtaking images • Shadows and reflections • Black and white • Landscapes • Nature

  10. Why He Appeals to Others • “Visualization” • Usage of zones • Scenery • Pure natural beauty

  11. In Contemporary Media • Magazines/Articles • Stories • Artwork • Images often used as desktop backgrounds • Let’s people “visit” a place they’ve never been

  12. Bibliography • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams • http://www.notablebiographies.com/A-An/Adams-Ansel.html# • http://www.anseladams.com/ansel-adams-information/ansel-adams-biography/ • http://photography.about.com/od/famousphotographersbios/a/AnselAdamsQuotes.htm • http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2011/09/ten-of-ansels-adams-best-landscape-photographs-analyzed/ • All images at http://images.google.com