Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery.
The Printthe third volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniqueshas taught generations of photographers how to explore the artistic possibilities of printmaking. Examples of Adams' own work clarify the principles discussed. This classic handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.
The Print takes you step-by-stepfrom designing and furnishing a darkroom to mounting and displaying your photographs, from making your first print to mastering advanced techniques, such as developer modifications, toning and bleaching, and burning and dodging. Filled with indispensable darkroom techniques and tips, this amply illustrated guide shows how printmakingthe culmination of photography's creative processcan be used expressively to enhance an image.
"Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer." - New York Times
"A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master." - Publishers Weekly
Over 1 million copies sold.
About the Author
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's leading wilderness.