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.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film – by Ric Burns and PBS
Video: The Story Behind Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” by Swann Auction Galleries
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 Karsh.org.