Something I have become interested in learning more about is . I started to become interested in Ansel Adams because he took pictures of things I didn't think could be captured. He also took amazing photos from all over America.. So far I have learned that color sin't the only thing that bring out detail. All of Ansel Adam's work is in black and whit and the are all filled with detail and have so much to them. They also capture nature in a very beautiful way.
This information is from http://www.anseladams.com/ansel_art/faves.html. The source of this information is to showcase Ansel Adam's work and his gallery of photographs and a source for information abut Ansel Adams. It is also for buying his work and informtion on how to get photographic education. The
information that I've been reading is from Ansel Adams family, Matthew Adams is the president of the site and is also Ansel Adam's grandson.
This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel inspired. This quote was inspiring because he was not only a photographer of landscapes but he did so much more. He gave his time to help the environment. It also shows that you don't have to start out famous or decide what kind of photography you want to do writ away, that you can work your way up.
In the article, www.notablebiographies.com/A-An/Adams-Ansel.html, there was a statement that made me nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was: "Yet to see his work only as photographic images is to miss the main point that he tried to make: without a guiding vision, photography is not necessarily an important activity"
This is so true because Ansel Adam's work wasn't just a picture they were much more, they each had a message. Most of them were about his fight to save the environment, they also reminded you how beautiful nature it relates to me and my interests because because the objective is to capture your surroundings and get people to look at a place from a new perspective. One thing that surprised me was how many awards Ansel Adam won for his photography, writing, and his conservation work. what surprised me even more was that he was even given an award by the president. One thing that I wonder about this person's work and life is how he came to be a photographer and how did he manage to capture some of his amazing work?
Ansel Adams was not only a photographer but he also wrote various books, along with environmental work. He was born in 1902 and his career went from the 1920's to the 1970's. All of his photos were of landscaped in the west, and they were all in black in white.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on Ansel Adams, I chose to do some more research. As I searched for another source of information about this person, I came across this additional website:http://www.notablebiographies.com/A-An/Adams-Ansel.html. This website provided a lot of information and opinions on Ansel Adams.
"Ansel Adams was a masterful photographer and a lifelong conservationist (a person who works to preserve and protect the environment) who encouraged understanding of, and respect for, the natural environment. Although he spent a large part of his career in commercial photography, he is best known for his photographs and why the world is worth saving"
Now that I have done this research, it makes me think more about my own work, New York City building.
All of this helps me learn what makes a good picture and what I need to do to have good photographs. In a way Ansel Adam's work and my work can be compared, at the thought that we both capture what is around us. Seeing how wonderful and amazing his pictures are makes me want to work harder to achieve his level of photography.
Next, with my own work, I hope to develop my work and find what theme works best for me. Ansel Adams didn't start out with taking landscape pictures but once he realized that that is what he really liked to take pictures of he produced amazing work. I think that in order to develop my theme I need to explore different parts of the city and capture it in different ways. I hope to take amazing photos and produce an wonderful body of work that will hopefully inspire someone else someday.