Re: [OM] Students...

Subject: Re: [OM] Students...
From: "John A. Lind" <jlind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 23:57:32 +0000
At 03:05 2/7/02, Winsor Crosby wrote:

There would have been no art by Ansel Adams without the craft of exposure, creation of a zone system, understanding of materials and chemistry and effects of light.
Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

I believe one of Adams' precepts was a successful artist must be a master technician. No art is without its "science." I've heard remarks in the past about his "trilogy" complaining that it doesn't cover anything (or very, very little) about composition, only the technical. I don't believe he intended his three volumes to be *everything* a photographer needed to know and the "artistic" would be taught or acquired from other sources. He periodically refers to "visualizing" without amplifying much on the "what" or "how" regarding it.

-- John

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