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.
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.
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