May 27, 2016

Ansel Adams and Robert Adams Project

For this photography project, we learned a little bit about the landscape photography of Ansel Adams and Robert Adams. Both of these artists were landscape photographers, and most of their work was printed in black and white.

Recreating Ansel Adams' photography was very difficult. For one thing, the majority of his photographs were taken in Yosemite, and it was hard to recreate the beauty of Yosemite in North San Diego County. Time was also difficult to come by because of working full time. Ansel would spend all day waiting for the perfect photo opportunity.  I took a couple hundred photographs trying to get the right landscape. I really wanted a photo with clouds, but, of course, every weekend when I went out to shoot, there was not a cloud in the sky!

One of Ansel Adam's landscape subjects were trees.  I captured this photograph just after sunset at the top of Double Peak, just as a storm was blowing in.  I wasn't sure that this was going to be a good photograph to use, by my teacher (thank you) pretty much did all of the editing on this photo!

Below is the Robert Adams' recreation. Robert Adams' landscape themes always showed how the landscape is changing. His photography was a lot easier to recreate than Ansel Adams because our landscape is always changing with construction and development. This photograph was taken at the base of Iron Mountain. On this day, I was hoping to get some great landscape shots with clouds in the sky, but that didn't happen. I was kind of bummed out about that, but after our hike, at the base of the mountain, we came across this heap of telephone poles, and it made a great Robert Adams' style shot!

1 comment:

  1. I like these photos a lot! I love B&W photography!