Ansel Adams’ Yosemite: The Art of Seeing With Alan Ross - May 12-16, 2020
Ansel Adams' Yosemite: The Art of Seeing With Alan Ross - May 7 - 11, 2019
 
Witness Yosemite Valley as Ansel Adams did for most of his life. Long-time assistant to Adams and master photographer Alan Ross leads this inspirational workshop. You’ll be connecting Ansel’s approach and mastery with today’s tools and techniques. Ross guides you t o isolate and evaluate the elements of a scene. To translate the literal into the expressive. To use optics and exposure to the best effect for your photographs.

Visit many of Ansel’s favorite places in Yosemite for inspiration and insight. Advance your foundation in photography through demonstrations, practice sessions and enlightening critiques.
Price: $1,200.00


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Instructor: Alan Ross
Date: May 12-16, 2020
Location: Yosemite National Park
Focus: Field and Hybrid Darkroom
Level: Intermediate to Advanced (Note: digital photographers will be encouraged to use manual mode in this workshop)
Class Limit: 10
Tuition: $1,200.00
Lodging: From tent cabins to four-diamond luxury, stay close to the action with lodging reservations inside Yosemite Park.
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“Chance Favors the Prepared Mind” was one of Ansel Adams’ favorite expressions. And it was his own prepared mind that allowed him to so successfully realize his artistic vision.

In this inspirational workshop, the emphasis will be on connecting Ansel’s approach and mastery with today’s tools and technologies, allowing you to better realize your own photographic vision.

You will learn to isolate and evaluate the elements of a scene, translate the literal into the expressive, and use optics and exposure to best effect your photographs, all under the guidance of long-time Ansel Adams assistant and master photographer Alan Ross.

Visits to many of Ansel’s favorite places in Yosemite will provide inspiration and insight, with demonstrations, practice sessions and critique laying the foundation for individual photographic advancement.

Visits to many of Ansel’s favorite places in Yosemite will provide inspiration and insight, with demonstrations, practice sessions and critique laying the foundation for individual photographic advancement.

Topics covered during this intensive week will include:
How equipment choice impacts your final image
Choosing a lens and using it well
Optics and exposure
Filters—how and when to use them
Evaluating a scene & managing the details
Tonality
Translating what’s in front of you to what’s in your mind’s eye
Preparing the image for printing
Printing & presentation--bringing your vision to life on paper

Evenings will be spent on group and individual critique sessions, printing demonstrations, and engaging discussions about identifying and expressing personal vision.

By the end of the workshop, you will have the tools and methodology you need to respond to your vision with confidence.

Alan Ross is a master photographer who worked side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his photographic assistant, in the field and in the darkroom, and who knows Ansel’s approach and technique perhaps better than other any photographer today. He was personally selected by Ansel to be the exclusive printer of the Yosemite Special Edition Photographs and expects to make his 100,000th print sometime soon. Alan specializes in helping photographers at any level identify and better express their photographic vision and has led workshops in locations ranging from the scenic Southwest to the mountains of China. His photographs hang in collections and galleries around the world and have been featured in campaigns for companies like Boeing, Nike, IBM and the National Park Service.

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