Entries by The Ansel Adams Gallery

John Sexton

John Sexton is perhaps the most widely known contemporary black and white landscape photographer and educator. He was an assistant of Ansel Adams for many years, and his work, in high demand, demonstrates the technical and artistic expertise that one would expect from such an association. John’s work has a very distinctive feel and is immediately recognizable, for he has clearly stepped out of the shadow of his mentor and established a worldwide reputation.

Don Worth

Don Worth was somewhat versed in photography, when he met Ansel Adams in 1955. He moved to San Francisco and assisted Adams for four years, working with an 8×10″ view camera. Worth composed the musical score in 1958 for the film Ansel Adams: Photographer.

New Release – Monolith, the Face of Half Dome as a Modern Replica

On an April morning in 1927, Adams undertook a difficult four-thousand-foot climb through heavy snow to the granite outcropping known as the Diving Board, where he set up his 6 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch view camera, inserted a glass plate, and waited for the light to fall directly on the sheer granite cliff. He made one exposure with a yellow filter. Then it occurred to him that if he used a dark red filter, both sky and cliff would register darker in the finished print than in the actual scene. He changed to the red filter, with this dramatic result.