Would Weston and Adams shot in Color

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Would they shoot with color film

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  1. The World is Color Dude

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  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If Weston and Adams where a live today would they shoot with color film
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Heck no. They would shoot with a Canon 1Ds mk III. :er:
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I left that option out intentional knowing fully that some joker would bring that up. Just did not think it would be the first reply.:lol:
     
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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    All that shows is that even pros and artists can get stuck in a rut. :lol::lol::lol:
    Flexibility and the acceptance of change is a challenge for a lot of pros to deal with too.

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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Like heck. It would be a Hassey H3D-39!!!!!:lol::lmao::lol:
     
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    Ah, Adams did use color.
     
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    Adams probably still prefer the view cameras.
     
  8. Jeff Canes

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    I heard that rumor before, but have never seen one of his color prints ;)
     
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    yes he did.... i've seen them, he even has a book with all his color work in it
     
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    Adams shot color as some here have stated. Although he preferred black and white. There is a book out called Ansel Adams in color but I don't believe the reproductions are very good. In his later years he shot with a Hasselblad. One of his most famous shots, moon and half dome, was made with the Hasselblad and not the view camera. As far as digital, In one of his books Adams refers to his thinking that the digital image would be the next advancement in photography and he was excited to see what that would bring.
     
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    Seems to me that Ansel Adams and Edward Weston really enjoyed the nuances of B&W photography. I can not see them doing a whole lot in colour. I never knew them so it is hard to say.

    Love & Bass
     
  12. I watched a long interview with a student of Adams who described him as a quasi-gearhead, and someone who was always very much into technology. This specific question was raised, and the answer is that Adams actually shot with a precursor to digital a couple of times just before his death.

    So yes, Adams would have shot digital, but probably in B&W.

    No idea about Weston. All I can assume is that they used what was available to them.
     

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