Students will become familiar with one of America's iconic photographers, Ansel Adams, whose black and white images of our lush State Parks became a standard by which many other photographer are measured. His rich legacy of textural views, both intimate and panoramic can be changed by the addition of color through computer manipulation. In the end, where does the true skill lie? Is it in the manipulation of color on the black and white image or does it lie with Adams himself, whose manipulation was the eye upon the lens?
I found the idea for this wonderful lesson plan on another teacher's website, Mr. Harold Olejarz. He is one of many art teachers in the network of teachers who share ideas.