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As he talks about his work, you'll find Ansel the most informative and entertaining of guides... * POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY * ... 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 * 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 *
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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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This book takes one through forty of his photographs documenting in his words his thoughts, his actions and the equipment he used. in my opinion this is a helpful technical book regarding the circumstances surrounding the production of a great artist's works. If you are looking for wonderful Ansel Adams book of photographs exquisitely reproduced, there are much better books that Ansel Adams produced than this one. A note of caution to those looking for the best art books of his pictures, I believe that rarely are the books published after his death as painstakingly produced as those art books where he over-saw the production. I have found the quality to be inconsistent.
I learned several interesting things about Adams from this book that I did not know previously - he bracketed shots quite a bit (which made me feel better about not getting the shot perfect the first time, every time), he spent as much time in "post processing" as he did shooting (which made me reconsider how I use modern equivalents like Photoshop and Aperture), even though he bracketed quite often, he really felt you got your best "base" for the shot from the negative, and thus he was a proponent of pre-visualizing shots.
This book is very easy to read and the photographs are nicely reproduced so you can get a sense of what Adams is talking about. It is also subtly dense. While you can read it in a very leisurely manner, picking up points here and there, it is also worthy of serious study. As I have reread favorite sections for a second and third time, I have picked up on nuances in his words that have help me understand the photo better and how I may apply his wisdom to my own photography.
Finally, this book has prompted me to do my own "Making of..." series for 40 of my photographs and write about it on my blog. In that sense, this book has really spurred me to be detail-oriented with my shooting and helped me creatively. It is worth the modest price and has provided me with at least ten-fold in satisfaction.
master practioners - these kind of books are rare - and this is one of a kind as far as I know in its field