The reason why I picked Ansel Adam was because I was very familiars with his work. When i first started to do photography, he was first black and white photographer I looked at. His work influenced the way i did my work. Specially when it came to environments.
What made him better then the other photographers at the was that he was a musician before he took the route of becoming a photographer. When you make music, there's a certain type of vibe you want to listeners to feel something . He uses that same technique with his picture even if its black 'n' white, his pictures always set a tone and it was at hard to show that since it was black 'n' white. He made it look easy.