Marc Silber Visits Ansel Adams’ Home and Darkroom

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Ansel Adams’ home and darkroom. You’ll hear his son Michael talk about some of Ansel’s most iconic images, including the breakthrough he had when he first visualized the image of Half Dome. This led to the development of his unique and masterful style. You’ll also see much more of his darkroom and hear about how Ansel worked and see the darkroom he custom built, like none on earth.  Join us now for this rare, behind the scenes look. A special thanks to Rocky Barbanica who originally Produced this (with Robert Scoble manning one of the cameras) when we were putting the show together for FastCompany.



  • Silber Studios April 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm Reply

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  • W4NFT August 16, 2013 - 6:26 pm Reply

    Thanks for putting this video on the web. I saw Ansel Adams at my college in California in 1966 or 1967. He gave a fantastic lecture, that I will never forget. I am still playing with photography to the day.

  • Brian Anderson August 16, 2013 - 7:47 am Reply

    This is an incredible video. Thanks so much for going through the trouble to create it :)

  • Michael March 28, 2013 - 4:52 pm Reply

    Nice Video. I was watching a tutorial from creative live with John Greengo and Ansel was mentioned. I paused and came to your site to watch this. Amazing, glad I came. Thank you.

  • Steve Solomon February 26, 2013 - 9:25 pm Reply

    Greetings, Mr. Silber.
    May I comment on your excellent video on Mr. Ansel Adams! I was an honored protege of Master Adams, exchanging correspondence back in the late Seventies. I would send him my b/w images on small Kodak postcards, and he would send me his awesome 5×7 postcards, with a critique of my work! He taught me about cold light (Fred Picker’s Zone VI Studios), and various darkroom and exposure techniques. I shall treasure these memories always! Master Adams instilled a love of light (and photography) in me that is pervasive and rewarding. Thank you for sharing this superb documentary!

    • Marc Silber February 27, 2013 - 8:40 am Reply

      Steve that is fantastic. Do you still have them, could you send us a photo of some to show other viewers?

  • Naturforo Aefona December 9, 2012 - 4:33 am Reply

    Marc Silber Visits Ansel Adams’ Home and Darkroom

  • marcsilber November 19, 2012 - 12:09 pm Reply

    thank you and it was my honor to film my mentor

  • puma0065 November 14, 2012 - 11:37 am Reply

    Just great to see Amazing Thanks for adding :)))))

  • marcsilber April 5, 2012 - 11:27 am Reply

    glad to hear!

  • goodtimes616 April 3, 2012 - 7:33 pm Reply

    I just started using film and put away my digital like many seem to be doing these days as well…this is an inspiring video, what craftmanship!

  • sa'ha whe luna March 11, 2012 - 8:41 am Reply
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  • Za J January 25, 2012 - 9:49 pm Reply

    If you think Ansel Adams didn’t post-process his photos heavily then you should take a look at this.

  • Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery January 23, 2012 - 2:27 pm Reply

    If you think Ansel Adams didn’t post-process his photos heavily then you should take a look at this.

  • Jenny Karlsson August 24, 2011 - 11:13 am Reply

    Interesting… Love that dodge tool hehe.

  • marcia wechsler July 21, 2011 - 3:08 pm Reply
  • protelboy June 17, 2011 - 12:09 pm Reply

    That darkroom is awe inspiring!

  • marcsilber June 5, 2011 - 9:00 pm Reply

    glad you liked it, it was amazing to be at AAs house

  • suitking June 5, 2011 - 8:27 pm Reply

    Amazing video! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • marcsilber April 17, 2011 - 9:54 am Reply

    my pleasure to be able to bring Ansle to you. He was my hero too and I have those exact same memories. Thanks for watching.

  • newyorkhypnosis April 16, 2011 - 9:54 pm Reply

    This was phenomenal. Ansel Adams was a hero to me in my early photographic career. My NYC sink was my darkroom. I sincerely miss the days of film. This rare video insight of Ansel’s home and his darkroom was amazing. I thank you for this. It brought back so many personal memories of myself, my nikons, my pentax 6×7, ilford and tri-x film. Thanks again … Great interview.

  • leicaman April 7, 2011 - 8:24 pm Reply

    Yes, but only his test prints. Final prints were not microwaved.

  • leicaman April 7, 2011 - 8:23 pm Reply

    Ansel’s photos changed me, and I’ve been a pro since 1985, in large part because of Yosemite and the Range of Light. (Autographed!)

  • heratus007 April 6, 2011 - 5:00 pm Reply

    thank you

  • ZDP189HK April 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm Reply

    Ansel Adams microwaved his prints? (12:54)

  • marcsilber March 5, 2011 - 9:28 am Reply

    thanks it was wonderful to visit there

  • klumka March 4, 2011 - 9:16 am Reply

    Fascinating. He was amazing.

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