Adams taking pictures in 1950
Adams taking pictures in 1950
 
 
The Tetons and the Snake River, Wyoming
The Tetons and the Snake River, Wyoming
 
 
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
 
 
Close up of leaves
Close up of leaves
 
 
Clouds and the Kings River Canyon, California
Clouds and the Kings River Canyon, California
 
 
Close up of a Saguaro Cactus, Arizona
Close up of a Saguaro Cactus, Arizona
 
Adams, Ansel
Topic(s):   Artists, Famous People (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full name Ansel Easton Adams
Born February 20, 1902 (San Francisco, California)
Died April 22, 1984 (Monterey, California)
Nationality American
Occupation(s) photographer
Style Realism
Famous works Rose and Driftwood, Clearing the Winter Storm, Photographs of the Southwest

Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California. When he was 14 years old, Adams bought his first camera. He went on a family vacation to the mountains. He used his camera to take many pictures. Adams decided then he wanted to be a photographer.

When he was older, Adams got a job in Yosemite National Park. His job was to take pictures of nature. Ansel Adams became a very famous photographer.

Adams loved to take pictures of mountains, lakes, oceans, canyons and forests. He loved to take nature pictures. Ansel took close-up pictures of plants. These pictures showed the pattern and shape of plants.

Ansel Adams wanted the setting of each picture to be perfect. So he would set up a tent and live there while waiting to take the perfect picture. Adams is best known for taking black and white pictures.

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