The Making of 40 Photographs
by Ansel Adams

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"How did you make this photograph?"
This is a question that Ansel Adams was asked repeatedly throughout his lifetime. In Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Adams shares the circumstances surrounding the creation of many of his most celebrated images. Each classic photograph is...
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Published By Ansel Adams

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 180

Publication Date 05/30/1989

ISBN 9780821217504

Dimensions 9.12 inches x 10.5 inches

“Adams explains the why and how of some of his most famous photographs. Reading the book is like taking a short, intensive course with Ansel himself.”
— New York Times

“[T]his is the one we've all been waiting for. This is the stuff that can be very helpful to real people. . . . Whether you're a professional photographer, an advanced amateur or simply an appreciator of fine art, Examples is a must.”
— San Jose Mercury News

“This volume zooms in on the man himself, the ardent conservationist photographer, who here explains his craft, shares his knowledge, entertains with anecdotal experiences and enlightens one with his philosophy.”
— San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

“Seldom is photography written about in Churchillian accents, simple and resonant, but that's what Adams does in this delightful auto-exposure of the best of his life work. The author recalls technical, logistical and aesthetic adventures that led to his own favorite pictures, many of
which, of course, are now classics of the art.”
— Publishers Weekly

“As he talks about his work, you'll find Ansel the most informative and entertaining of guides whose insights shed light on the ultimately mysterious process by which creativity and craftsmanship fuse to produce a work of art.”
— Popular Photography