Ansel Adams The Master

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How Ansel Adams Revolutionized Landscape Photography

He decided to devote his life to mountains and photography. Now that he was fully focused on photography, he still had to solve one problem. You know this feeling when you see a scene but the photograph is not quite like what you have visualized? Adams had it as well. He wasn’t quite satisfied with the photographs he took. Specifically, with the representation of what he saw in his mind and then later on prints.

As his style changed over the course of his life, so did the composition of his pictures. One of the composition changes we can see in his work is how he worked with the horizon. We can see it in the example of probably his most famous photograph Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, which actually has quite an interesting story.

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The Ansel Adams Gallery

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