Ansel Adams House, Commercial Work, Teaching & Cameras – Video

Step inside Ansel Adams’ house and studio in this episode of Advancing Your Photography. Ansel’s son shares stories about his father’s lesser known commercial work and his teachings. Plus we get an up close look at Ansel’s personal camera collection!

Ansel Adams Yosemite Photos, Portraitures & Teaching

Ever wonder what it would be like to attend one of Ansel Adams’ photography workshops? Now you don’t have to! In this episode we talk with Ansel’s daughter-in-law about Ansel’s workshops, teaching styles and his lesser known portraits. Never-before-heard stories!

Ansel Adams: Making of Moon and Half Dome

Ansel Adams: Making of Moon and Half Dome

By Marc Silber

We tag along with Ansel Adams as he heads into the heart of Yosemite Valley to capture the moon and Half Dome. We get a look at the original contact sheet Ansel used to develop the iconic image. Plus we find out the photograph has a fun-family meaning.

An Inside Look at Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic

An Inside Look at Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic

By Marc Silber

Come along for an inside look at Ansel Adams’ darkroom and see how he created the magic, decades before Photoshop! You’ll appreciate our modern tools even more, or miss what we used to have!

Ansel Adams Most Famous Photograph: Moon Over Hernandez

Ansel Adams Most Famous Photograph: Moon Over Hernandez

Get inspired as a photographer by hearing Ansel Adams’ story of the making of his most famous photograph, Moon Over Herandez New Mexico– from Ansel directly and from his son Michael who was in the car with him!

Ansel Adams’s Story of Visualization

Don’t miss this story of Ansel Adams’ breakthrough when he first learned to visualize a photograph, moving from amateur to the true artistry he was known for. Then see previously unreleased footage of Ansel explaining exactly what he means by “visualization” and the points to master to be an “instinctive” photographer. All footage filmed in Yosemite National Park where Ansel lived and photographed for decades. By watching and following his advice you can advance your photography to new heights!

Tour of Ansel Adams’ Home and Darkroom

This is the extended version of my visit to Ansel Adams’ home and darkroom. You’ll hear his son Michael talk about some of Ansel’s most iconic images, including the breakthrough he had when he first visualized the image of Half Dome. This led to the development of his unique and masterful style. You’ll also see much more of his darkroom and hear about how Ansel worked and see the darkroom he custom built, like none on earth. Join us now for this rare, behind the scenes look. A special thanks to Rocky Barbanica who originally Produced this (with Robert Scoble manning one of the cameras) when we were putting the show together for FastCompany. —Marc Silber

Photography Lesson – “Moon and Half Dome” by Ansel Adams

How Ansel Adams took the famous photograph on his way to the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park.

The Key to a Photograph from Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams used the term “visualization” often – but what exactly does it mean? How does it fit into your work flow as a photographer?