The Ansel Adams Contest by Lumu: An awesome reward with National Geographic photographer Peter Essick as a jury

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Ansel Easton Adams (1902 - 1984) was a visionary figure in the world of nature photography and wilderness preservation. His signature black and white photographs inspire a love of the beauty of nature and a strong conservation ethic.

Adams once said "A good photograph is knowing where to stand." Here he is, standing in the right place:
During his life he was criticized for photographing rocks while the world was falling apart. Adams responded by suggesting that "the understanding of the world of nature will help in holding the world of man together."


Go out and find beauty and creativity in the great world around you. We will showcase the most impressive entries and reward the very best!

Create black and white nature photographs in the style of Ansel Adams.

Post them on Instagram, mention @Lumulightmeter and add #LumuAnselContest hashtag.

If you don’t have an @Account, you can submit entries by email to

The contest is open from Wed. January 28th to Wed. February 11th 2015. Good luck!


In 2001 The Museum Of Modern Art in New York in association with publishers Little, Brown and Company and The San Francisco Museum of Art produced one of the finest photo books of the last decade-Ansel Adams At 100:
This book is not only a brilliant journey through his greatest work, it is also the story of a man who grew from a troubled boy into an artist in the purest sense of the word.


Peter Essick has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine for 25 years. He is a World Press Photo Award winner and his photographs have featured in Time Magazine’s Great Images of the 20th Century and in the 100 Best Photographs of National Geographic.

As he said: “Ansel Adams was my biggest inspiration starting out. I learned much of what I still know from him.“ 
Read more about Peter’s work and aims on the Lumu blog or on