Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs

Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs


By (author) Ansel Adams

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  • Publisher: Bulfinch Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 265mm x 14mm | 916g
  • Publication date: 15 June 1989
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 082121750X
  • ISBN 13: 9780821217504
  • Illustrations note: 46 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 76,915

Product description

`How did you make this photograph?` This is the question that Ansel Adams was asked repeatedly during his lifetime. In this book, Adams shares the circumstances surrounding the making of many of his most celebrated photographs. Each of the 40 photographs are superbly reproduced in duotone, is accompanied by an entertaining and informative narrative that combines reminscence of people and places with precise recall of technical details and aesthetics considerations. The specific technical information on camera and lens, filters, exposure times, developing, and printing provided in each example illustrates his approach and methods and will assist amateur and professional photographers alike in learning the craft. Through this case study approach, Adams' philosophy of craft and creativity unfolds: his credos of visualisation, image management, and the Zone System are demonstrated: and the colour story of a lifetime devoted to photography is revealed.

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Author information

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. In a career spanning more than 60 years, he made many photographs that became icons in the history of photography. He was honoured with exhibitions of virtually every major museum in the world.

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Adams explains the why and how some of his most famous photographs. Reading the book is like taking a short intensive course with Ansel himself. NEW YORK TIMES ... this is the one we've all been waiting for... Whether you're a professional photographer, an advanced amateur or simply an appreciator of fine art, EXAMPLES is a must. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS As he talks about his work, you'll find Ansel the most informative and entertaining of guides... POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY