Ansel Adams

(1902–1984)

Ansel Adams

Anecdote...

During his early years Adams studied the piano and showed marked talent. At one party (he recalls it as “very liquid”) he played Chopin's F Major Nocturne. “In some strange way my right hand started off in F-sharp major while my left hand behaved well in F major. I could not bring them together. I went through the entire nocturne with the hands separated by a half-step.” The next day a fellow guest complimented him on his performance: “You never missed a wrong note!”

Quote-worthy...

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

~Ansel Adams
Biographical Note: 

Ansel Adams was a U.S. landscape photographer (particularly of the mountainous Far West), a technical innovator in his field. He was also honored as a conservationist.