A key takeaway for me was the fact that Adams was mostly self-taught. He learned much of his technique from experimenting and reading books: he was a voracious reader. Despite having only an eighth grade education, Adams managed to have quite the expansive vocabulary which also aided him in explaining his work. One of my favorite photographers is Edward Weston, and I found it interesting that when Adams photographed Point Lobos, he refrained from covering it extensively as he didn’t want to encroach on Weston’s “part of the world.” The respect and support he had for Weston reveals the friendly relationship the two artists shared during their careers.
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