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The Impact of Ansel Adams The evolution of photography, from the very beginning to the modern technology we have today, is largely due to a few select specialists that took the matter into their own hands. Many discoveries were made about photography during the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s, but none greater than the discoveries of Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams made a huge impact on photography because of his technological advances, environmental work, and how he won the hearts of many with his beautiful works of art. Ansel Adams was a very talented photographer who captured beautiful photographs from day one. He had many accomplishments in his lifetime such as creating the Zone System, saving National Parks, working as an…show more content…
The Group will show no work at any time that does not conform to its standards of pure photography. Pure photography is defined as possessing no qualities of technique, composition or idea, derivative of any other art form. The production of the "Pictorialist," on the other hand, indicates a devotion to principles of art which are directly related to painting and the graphic arts. (Krehbiel) With this manifest, the current group created ‘rules’ so to speak that the Group f/64 was all about. “Although its content was surely ratified to some extent by the others, all or most of the one page statement was written by Ansel… (Alinder, 87).” Group f/64 finally disbanded during the depression because most of the members moved away from San Francisco leaving the group completely. Adams is considered still, today one of the major contributor to their success. (Alinder, 89) Ansel Adams, with the help of his good friend Fred Archer, created a photographic technique called the Zone System. “The tonal contrast of the negative could be enhanced or diminished by different combinations of exposure and development, a concept that would later become the basis of Ansel’s framed Zone System (Alinder, 90).” The Zone System is a technique for professional photographers to use for developing their
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