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About Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams was a celebrated American photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West and for developing the Zone System along with Fred Archer. He was also a co-founder of the photography group called Group f/64.
He was the only child of Charles Hitchcock Adams and Olive Bray Adams. He was married to Virginia Rose Best and had two children: Anne Adams and Michael Adams.
He was awarded the highest civilian award of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. In 2007, he was posthumously inducted into the California Hall of Fame by the then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then First Lady of California Maria Shriver.
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Famous quotes by Ansel Adams
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.Ansel Adams
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.Ansel Adams
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.Ansel Adams
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.Ansel Adams
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.Ansel Adams
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.Ansel Adams
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.Ansel Adams
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.Ansel Adams
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.Ansel Adams
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.Ansel Adams
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.Ansel Adams
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.Ansel Adams
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.Ansel Adams
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.Ansel Adams
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.Ansel Adams
You don't take a photograph, you make it.Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams' Popularity
Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer, who was born on February 20, 1902. As a person born on this date, Ansel Adams is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 20) and the 6th most popular for the year (1902).
People born on February 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Ansel Adams is the 542nd most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Ansel Adams' birthday, Ansel Adams is the 3191st most famous American and ranks 26th in famous people born in San Francisco, California, U.S.
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