Ansel Adams iPad App

December 15, 2010 | 1 Comment |

The world of ebooks is maturing rapidly.

Recently an iPad App entitled Ansel Adams was released. It contains …

- 40 images (which can be viewed either with or without commentary)
- 3 videos (one includes Adams playing piano)
- 1 interview (Playboy magazine)
- letters (with other luminaries like Steiglitz, O’Keefe, Weston, and others)
- postcards (send your own virtual postcard from the app)
- weblinks
- chronology and bibliography.

The content reveals a great deal about the artist’s art and life.

This ebook/app suggests many of the kinds of content and form factors that will inevitably reshape the very nature of the book, when it is delivered electronically.

Find the ebook/app here.

Learn more about Ansel Adams here.

Find 20 quotes by Ansel Adams below …

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. – Ansel Adams

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it. – Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  – Ansel Adams

Some photographers take reality…and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. – Ansel Adams

To Photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces. – Ansel Adams

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. - Ansel Adams

Photography, as a powerful medium…offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. – Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. – Ansel Adams

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.- Ansel Adams

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.  – Ansel Adams

The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster. – Ansel Adams

There’s nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept. – Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.  – Ansel Adams

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. – Ansel Adam

Notebook. No photographer should be without one. – Ansel Adams

…one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white… in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used. – Ansel Adams

The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.  – Ansel Adams

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. – Ansel Adams

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it. – Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  – Ansel Adams

Some photographers take reality…and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. – Ansel Adams

To Photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces. – Ansel Adams

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. - Ansel Adams

Photography, as a powerful medium…offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. – Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. – Ansel Adams

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.- Ansel Adams

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.  – Ansel Adams

The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster. – Ansel Adams

There’s nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept. – Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.  – Ansel Adams

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. – Ansel Adam

Notebook. No photographer should be without one. – Ansel Adams

…one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white… in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used. – Ansel Adams

The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.  – Ansel Adams

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams


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