Ansel Easton Adams is a photographer I truly admire. Asnel

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Ansel Easton Adams is a photographer I truly admire. Asnel Easton Adams, an American photographer was known mostly for his black and white shots of Yosemite National Park. He also took many famous shots of the California coast and many other landmarks of the western United States. He is considered unequaled in the respect of his black and white perfectionism.

Ansel Easton Adams was born in San Francisco, California. His parents were very wealthy. Originally, Adams wanted to be professional piano player. He didn't consider photography until a trip to Yosemite Park in 1916.

Adams became known for a method of exposure and development of film called the "Zone System", which allowed him to discover and change the many shades of gray in each photo he took. Adams said " This process lets me keep returning to the same scene, but leaving with a fresh new shot with each visit."

Adams spent most of his career photographing national parks. He combined his love of photography and the outdoors by becoming an official photographer for the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club was a conservation organization that helped keep national parks and monuments clean.

In Ansel's later years he and other famous photographers formed a group called f/64, which was devoted to taking straightforward, shots with precise focus. In 1946 he helped create the first official academy devoted to photography, The California School of Fine Arts. The California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco is now known as the San Francisco Art Institute.

Ansel Easton Adams was an outstanding photographer. His photos were unique in every way, and paved the way for younger aspiring photographers to strive to their best ability.