The Ansel Adams Series

Ansel Adams. Photo © Yousuf Karsh. Used with permission.

Ansel Adams is the best known American landscape photographer and he has had a profound influence on a lot of photographers. Many of his images have become icons of the American west. He is one of my favorite photographers and I periodically dive into one of his books for inspiration. I have written several articles about Ansel Adams plus articles inspired by the concepts he taught. There are several YouTube videos, including an excellent full length documentary by PBS. The links follow.

Most recent update, February 1, 2021.

Happy Birthday, Ansel Adams!

Ansel Adams: From Concert Pianist to America’s Best Known Landscape Photographer

Ansel Adams on Love, Friendship, and Art

Contrast in the Photography of Ansel Adams

Video: Yosemite and the Range of Light by Ansel Adams

Transcript, Ansel Adams Documentary

Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film – by Ric Burns and PBS

The “Score” and the “Performance”

Download High Resolution Public Domain Images by Ansel Adams

You Can Play “Ansel Adams” with His Images in Your Digital Darkroom

A Sample of Ansel Adams Humor

The Score and the Performance: Ansel Adams in the Digital Age

Video: The Story Behind Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” by Swann Auction Galleries

Video: Ansel Adams, Master Photographer (BBC)

Your Camera Does NOT Capture Reality! (And what to do about it)

Ansel Adams At His Best

Ansel Adams: Books and Calendars from the Master

Channeling My Inner Ansel Adams

Yousuf Karsh

The image at the top of this article is by the superb portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh. My thanks to the estate of Yousuf Karsh for permission to use this image. You can see more of his stunning work at