Camera's of famous photographers

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by vonnagy, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    -36.855339, 174.762384
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I was wondering if any of you know what camera's where used by famous photographers, ie Ansel Adams and others?
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    9,746
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    He used different formats, from a Hasselblad, a 4x5, an 8x10 as well as a Polaroid. Yes, the good ol' Polaroid mesmerized AA for a while and he experimented with it quite often.

    And now, a piece of info which is not related to his cameras but rather to his other talent, being a classically trained pianist. He was about to become a concert pianist when he discovered photography and the rest is history. I truly admire him for doing that!
     
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ansel Adams used various 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 field cameras to start with, and tried out Hasselblads (MF), and Zeiss Contax (35mm) cameras later. I believe his famous photo of Georgia O'Keefe was taken with a Contaflex (or something like that). I don't know if he ever used an actual Polaroid Land camera extensively; I know he used Polaroid films with his field cameras. Once upon a time you could get Polaroid that gave you a print and a neg at the same time.

    Weston used similar equipment.

    Henri Cartier Bresson used Leica 35mm cameras.

    Immogen Cunningham used 4x5 SLRs (looks like a press camera but you look down).

    Most photographers used a variety of cameras at different times in their lives/careers. The 20th century saw a lot of technology advances in camera/lens design as well as constantly increased film technology. 35mm was supposed to spell the end for all the other formats, and while it has dominated, MF and LF are still alive and well.
     
  4. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    -36.855339, 174.762384
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    thanks guys for the info :) :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Linda McCartney (Eastman at the time) used a Leica (M3 i think) for the photos she took of The Rolling Stones at a New York press conference, the ones of them aboard a yacht in the harbor. I went to show of her work about 3 years ago at the West Palm Beach photo center. I recall reading that she used that camera for a lot a her portraits work.
     
  6. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,298
    Likes Received:
    2,081
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Bless you for knowing all this, Jeff. :hug: Being married to Paul McCartney was what she was ultimately known for, but she happened to be a very gifted photographer. I have great respect for her work.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
cameras of famous photographers
,
cameras that famous photographers use
,

cameras used by famous photographers

,
famous photographer cameras
,
famous photographer's cameras
,
famous photographers and their cameras
,

famous photographers cameras

,
what camera did linda mccartney use
,
what camera do famous photographers use
,
what cameras do famous photographers use