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San Francisco was devastated by the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake.The four year-old Ansel Adams was uninjured in the initial shaking but was tossed face-first into a garden wall during an aftershock three hours later, breaking and scarring his nose.He primarily used large-format cameras because the large film used with these cameras (primarily 5x4 and 8x10) contributed to sharpness in his prints.Adams founded the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.
He had no patience for games or sports, but he took to the beauty of nature at an early age, collecting bugs and exploring Lobos Creek all the way to Baker Beach and the sea cliffs leading to Lands End, His father bought a three-inch telescope, and they enthusiastically shared the hobby of amateur astronomy, visiting the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton together.
After four years of studying under her guidance, he moved on to other teachers, one being composer Henry Cowell.
For the next twelve years, the piano was Adams' primary occupation and by 1920, his intended profession.
Some of the induced near-poverty was because Ansel's uncle Ansel Easton and Cedric Wright's father George Wright had secretly sold their shares of the company to the Hawaiian Sugar Trust for a large amount of money, "knowingly providing the controlling interest." Ansel was dismissed from several private schools for being restless and inattentive, so his father decided to pull him out of school in 1915 at age 12.
Adams was then educated by private tutors, his aunt Mary, and by his father. Ingersoll, a 19th-century agnostic and women's suffrage advocate.