Article by USA Art News

A photo is not taken, it is created,” says Ansel Adams. This brief statement sums up more than fifty years of the relentless pursuit of perfection: Adams spent his entire life experimenting to enhance the expressiveness of photography; he studied the techniques, photographic processes, chemistry, and physics of photography to the finest detail; he developed a ‘zone system’ of photography through which tens of thousands of people learned to look at the way the camera looks and to mentally see the end result before choosing the aperture and lens; and finally, Adams always treats photography as a form of visual art.

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