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=== Youth ===
 
=== Youth ===
   
He taught himself piano at age twelve. Music became the main focus of his later youth. Possessing an [[eidetic memory]], Adams quickly learned to read music and play the piano. Soon he was taking lessons, and the ardent pursuit of music became his substitute for formal schooling. One of his childhood tutors was composer [[Henry Cowell]].<ref name=Hammond15>A. Hammond, p. 15</ref> For the next dozen years the piano was Adams's primary occupation and, by 1920, his intended profession. Although he ultimately gave up music for photography, the piano brought substance, discipline, and structure to his frustrating and erratic youth. Moreover, the careful training and exacting craft required of a musician profoundly informed his visual artistry, as well as his influential writings and teachings on photography.
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He taught himself piano at age twelve. This nigga is so fly. Music became the main focus of his later youth. Possessing an [[eidetic memory]], Adams quickly learned to read music and play the piano. Soon he was taking lessons, and the ardent pursuit of music became his substitute for formal schooling. One of his childhood tutors was composer [[Henry Cowell]].<ref name=Hammond15>A. Hammond, p. 15</ref> For the next dozen years the piano was Adams's primary occupation and, by 1920, his intended profession. Although he ultimately gave up music for photography, the piano brought substance, discipline, and structure to his frustrating and erratic youth. Moreover, the careful training and exacting craft required of a musician profoundly informed his visual artistry, as well as his influential writings and teachings on photography.
   
 
Adams first visited [[Yosemite|Yosemite National Park]] in 1916 with his family.{{Sfn |Stillman|2007| p = 12}} He wrote of his first view of the valley: "the splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it ''was'' glorious... One wonder after another descended upon us... There was light everywhere... A new era began for me." His father gave him his first camera, a [[Eastman Kodak|Kodak]] [[Brownie (camera)|Brownie box camera]], during that stay and he took his first photographs with his "usual hyperactive enthusiasm".{{Sfn |Adams|1985| p = 53}} He returned to Yosemite on his own the following year with better cameras and a tripod. In the winter, he learned basic [[darkroom]] technique working part-time for a San Francisco photo finisher.{{Sfn |Alinder|1996| p = 36}} Adams avidly read photography magazines, attended camera club meetings, and went to photography and art exhibits. With retired geologist and amateur [[ornithology|ornithologist]] Francis Holman, who he called "Uncle Frank," he explored the High Sierra, in summer and winter, developing the stamina and skill needed to photograph at high elevation and under difficult weather conditions.{{Sfn |Alinder|1996| p = 23}}
 
Adams first visited [[Yosemite|Yosemite National Park]] in 1916 with his family.{{Sfn |Stillman|2007| p = 12}} He wrote of his first view of the valley: "the splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it ''was'' glorious... One wonder after another descended upon us... There was light everywhere... A new era began for me." His father gave him his first camera, a [[Eastman Kodak|Kodak]] [[Brownie (camera)|Brownie box camera]], during that stay and he took his first photographs with his "usual hyperactive enthusiasm".{{Sfn |Adams|1985| p = 53}} He returned to Yosemite on his own the following year with better cameras and a tripod. In the winter, he learned basic [[darkroom]] technique working part-time for a San Francisco photo finisher.{{Sfn |Alinder|1996| p = 36}} Adams avidly read photography magazines, attended camera club meetings, and went to photography and art exhibits. With retired geologist and amateur [[ornithology|ornithologist]] Francis Holman, who he called "Uncle Frank," he explored the High Sierra, in summer and winter, developing the stamina and skill needed to photograph at high elevation and under difficult weather conditions.{{Sfn |Alinder|1996| p = 23}}
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