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Ted Orland

TED ORLAND graduated from of the University of Southern California in 1963 with a degree in Industrial Design, and began his professional career working for several years as a graphic artist for designer Charles Eames. In 1966, Ted enrolled in as a fledgling photographer in Ansel Adams' Yosemite Photography Workshop --an event which markedly changed the course of his artistic life. He returned to Yosemite as Ansel's workshop assistant the following year, and in 1970 moved to Carmel to work fulltime as Ansel's Assistant and printer of Adams' Yosemite Special Edition Prints. Ted also returned for fifteen seasons as an Instructor at Ansel's Yosemite Workshops.

During this period Ted also earned a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts from San Francisco State University, and began a second career in teaching. Ted has held fulltime positions at Stanford University and University of Oregon, and has taught part-time at a number of schools (including Cabrillo College, where he currently teaches Digital Photography). Ted has also led master classes in artistic development at workshop Centers across the country, including Maine Photography Workshops, Penland School of Crafts and University of California Extension.

In 1985 Ted self-published his first book, Man & Yosemite, which traces the early history of Yosemite as it can be interpreted through photographs of the period. A large selection of Ted's early photographs and writings appear in his monograph, Scenes of Wonder & Curiosity. Ted is also co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artists' survival guide, Art & Fear, and is author of its recent companion volume, The View From The Studio Door.

Today Ted Orland lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he continues his parallel careers in teaching, writing and photography.

Ted Orland