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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 2. Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

Ansel Adams’ compassion for the environment is evident in his photography, He captured the beauty of untouched California land like no other photographer, visualizing, assessing, and creating prints that had near-perfect tonal balance. His photos were meant to illustrate an untouched land so that when people consider developing it, they’ll think twice about the natural beauty that they might be discarding in their pursuits. This compassion is what makes his photographs so compelling. His landscape photographs have captured the imaginations of people all over the world.

Adams was born and bred in California. At first he had musical interests, but after taking some photos on a trip up into the California mountains, ...

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