February Photography History: Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902

July/August 1976

At 24 years old I took a road trip from Michigan to sunny California where I attended an Ansel Adams Photography Workshop. It was held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds just north of Carmel where Ansel lived. Other photographers leading the workshops were Arnold Newman, Robert Heinecken, Bill Owens and David Bayles. One of the highlights was going to Ansel's house and listening to him explain photography theories like the Zone System. Truly a wonderful experience. 

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