Entries by Sebastian Smee - Boston Globe

Ansel Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition Photographs

Affordable Authentic Ansel Adams Prints One of Ansel Adams’ personal commitments was to share his energy and abilities in support of the things he believed in, most notably, photography and the environment. In the cause of both, Ansel and his wife, Virginia, selected six photographs of Yosemite and offered them for sale through her family […]

UC Berkeley, as seen through Ansel Adams’ camera

Nearly 50 years, ago, American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams shot black-and-white images of the University of California campuses, creating a vast repository of 1960s photographs that was named “Fiat Lux” (“Let there be light”), after the university’s motto.   Wheeler Hall and the Campanile, (Photo by Ansel Adams)   Incoming freshmen and transfer students […]

Ansel Adams’ assistant to speak at Effingham chamber banquet

Photographer Alan Ross says the advent of digital cameras has given more people the opportunity and inclination to take photographs, resulting in more ordinary people capturing extraordinary images. Ross, an internationally respected photographer and educator, will speak at the annual banquet of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at […]

Ansel Adam’s Commercial Photography

There is a poster hanging in Ansel’s darkroom in Yosemite that prompts many a smile. Titled Ted Orland’s Compendium of Photographic Truths, it features a collection of humorous observations about photography assembled and published by Orland, one of Ansel’s former photographic assistants. Centermost on the poster is an image of Ansel himself, peeking out from beneath the […]

Getting to Yosemite

Getting here is generally easy, although Yosemite National Park is a remote location in a mountainous environment, and there can be seasonal or random road closures due to snow, rock slides, flood, and fires. Be sure to call the CalTrans 800.427.7623 …

Yosemite Information

With a bit of planning and some helpful tips, your experience at Yosemite National Park will be easier, safer and more fun. We recommend looking through all of the tips here as you plan your trip. With a great plan and a smart way to get from place to place, you’ll be ready to start exploring the moment you arrive.