Friday, June 27, 2008

Photographing Corn Lilies in the Sierra Nevada

The corn lilies in and around Yosemite National Park are beginning to reach their peak.

To photograph corn lilies, areas to consider visiting in Yosemite include the meadows around Crane Flat and along the Glacier Point Road. Over in the Eastern Sierra, Virigina Lakes offers beautiful fields of these plants.

When photographing corn lilies, shade or an overcast day will work best to capture the abstract details of the leaves.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series 2008

To view the 2008 Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series schedule in Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows, please click on the image.

As part of this series, Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams, will give a slide presentation on his father's life and work titled Ansel Adams in the Sierra Nevada on August 23rd from 2-3 PM.

Cook's Meadow in Yosemite Valley on June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

1977 Ansel Adams Photography Workshop

Here is a look back at Ansel Adams instructing a photography workshop in 1977 (photographs courtesy of photographer Alan Ross). To this day, workshops continue to be a way to experience Yosemite while developing your photographic skills through instruction from a professional photographer. The 2009 workshop schedule for The Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Workshops will be released on September 1, 2008.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Studio II Gallery's Annual Photography Contest

Matthew Adams, President of The Ansel Adams Gallery and grandson of Ansel Adams, will be the judge of Studio II Gallery’s annual photography contest.

The contest, who’s them this year is Passion, is open to all photographic mediums. Approximately 50 images will be chosen to be exhibited in Studio II’s Main Hall. Cash prizes will be awarded to final prizewinners selected by the judge. Entries will be accepted beginning July 1, 2008 and are due no later than July 31, 2008 at 5 PM.

The Gala Opening Reception will be held on October 18, 2008 with an Awards Ceremony and Address from Judge Matthew Adams.

For full details on how to enter, please visit or call (707) 257-0900.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Buddhist Earth: Sacred Places/Sacred Work Exhibit Opening

On May 30th, Buddhist Earth: Sacred Places/Sacred Work opened at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. The exhibition, which runs through August 1st, features ancient Tibetan, Burmese and Khmer temples and landscapes by photographer Kenneth Parker.

At the opening, three High Tibetan Lamas – Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Khenpo Orgyen Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering - from a Buddhist temple in Santa Cruz performed a blessing on the work and the center.

Afterwards, a private reception was held in the Carmel home of Michael & Jeanne Adams. Photographers from the Monterey community, collectors, patrons, family and their new Buddhist friends enjoyed each other's company while celebrating the graciousness and positive energy of art, friendship, love and beauty.

Contrast - An Exhibit of Photographic Work by Michael Frye on Display through July 15th

Contrast, an exhibit of photographic work by Michael Frye, is on display at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park through July 15, 2008. An artist’s reception will be held on June 11th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. While some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style, Michael is not one of them. To Michael, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way, so he has developed several distinct bodies of work. These include surreal nighttime images, delicate high-key work, and classic landscape photographs.

"Despite some obvious differences in style, the subject is always nature, and my main tool is light. Light is what allows me to create a mood, whether that mood is lyrical, playful, or mysterious. Light and subject also combine to create contrast within the image itself. This contrast can take many forms: light against dark, dark against light, warm colors against cool colors, even contrasting textures or subject matter. Sometimes the contrast is subtle, sometimes dramatic, but it’s always there. Contrast is what makes photography—and life—interesting."

For further information on this exhibit, please contact us at (800) 568-7398 or