When It Is Said Better…

Rolling around in the back of my mind recently was the idea of ranting about the overuse of Ansel Adams’ name to hawk magazines and gear.  Ditto Galen Rowell.  Two recent American publications both ran articles that promised to teach readers how to shoot like Ansel Adams or use equipment like he supposedly did.  A huge eye-roller, but instead of blogging about it, I’ll just point you over to Guy Tal’s thoughts on the subject.  Sometimes I feel like I am beating my head against a brick wall when I try and get people to delve into what makes them press the shutter in order to make art. 

A copycat is always just a shadow soon to be forgotten.

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~ by Samantha on April 18, 2010.

One Response to “When It Is Said Better…”

  1. I like that saying about the copycat, good one. I like Ansel Adams. I like his work. It is inspiring and I do like what he did in his life for the environment etc. However, I don’t aspire to be or shoot like Ansel. I get inspired by other photographers as well famous and non famous ones too. I guess maybe they advertise that in magazines because Ansel Adams is considered one of the masters of photography and well recognized even with non photographers. I bought that magazine by the way..lol…I guess it’s a way of getting people who are just starting out into photography to buy it. I also like seeing the old photographs from way back when and see how the world looked like at that time.

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