Ansel Adams is America’s best know landscape photographer. His books have inspired and transformed my photography. Here are my favorite books, a PBS video, plus a couple of calendars.
For more information on these books, read Ansel Adams: Books and Calendars from the Master. Don’t buy any book or calendar with photos by Ansel Adams unless it is published by Little, Brown and Company, or by NYGS (New York Graphic Society, which is also published by Little, Brown). The article explains why.
Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man by Andrea G. Stillman
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography by Mary Street Alinder
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (PBS) by Ric Burns
The Portfolios of Ansel Adams
Examples: The Making of Forty Photographs
Yosemite and the High Sierra
The Grand Canyon and the Southwest
Yosemite and the Range of Light
Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
Ansel Adams at 100
Ansel Adams: The Camera (The Ansel Adams Photography Series 1)
The Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2)
The Print (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 3)
The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography – Book 1 by John P. Schaefer. This book draws on Adam’ books and images and is an excellent introduction to black and white film photography.
Page created November 6, 2017. Updated November 9, 2019.