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How to Edit your B&W Landscapes Like Ansel Adams

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American photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the pioneers of 20th-century black and white photography. Known for his remarkable work on American national parks, particularly Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams is also the founder of Group f/64, which was instrumental in introducing photography to the Museum of Modern Art.

How to Edit your B&W Landscapes like Ansel Adams

© Ansel Adams Collection

Working primarily with a 4x5 view camera, Ansel Adams was able to capture the amazing beauty and mystery of these national parks through his characteristic prints.

Specializing in black and white photography, Serge Ramelli explains how to edit digital photos in the style of Ansel Adams using Adobe Lightroom in this tutorial:

How to Develop Stunning Black and White Photos in Lightroom in 2021.

How to Edit your B&W Landscapes like Ansel Adams

An amazing book to discover: ANSEL ADAMS, 400 PHOTOGRAPHS

Ansel Adams - 400 Photographs

This reference work presents a comprehensive retrospective of Ansel Adams' work through 400 photographs selected by the author, beautifully reproduced and showcased in a landscape-format book.

This book will hold a prized position in the library of all enthusiasts of black and white prints made with a view camera.

Also worth discovering are two other reference works from the same collection on Ansel Adams' work in American national parks.

Ansel Adams in the National Parks
Ansel Adams The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

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