Date Created: 02/29/2016
Last Updated: 03/07/2016

In loving memory of Al Weber
4/14/1930 - 2/27/2016

Location: Carmel, California

Visits: 51,937

Carmel Highlands photographer Al Weber died February 27, 2016. He was born April 14, 1930 in Denver, Colorado, graduating from the University of Denver with degrees in Photography and Education, then into the Marine Corps, where he served as an artillery officer in Korea.

Locating on the Monterey Peninsula in 1955, he began a 40-year career in commercial photography. Simultaneously he taught workshops for 50 years. He taught at Monterey Peninsula College (1961-1969), UC Santa Cruz Extension (1972-1987), the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops (1963-1981) Friends of Photography (1970-1977), the Victor School (that he and his wife Suzie owned and ran from 1977-2007), and as a visiting professor or artist-in-residence for a dozen schools. In 1980 a University of California catalogue said he probably had taught more workshops than any other living photographer.

His commercial photography was mostly Architectural and Aerial.

His personal work included:
low level aerial photography
the desert emphasizing the influence of color
the spontaneous nature of children
the predictability of moving water
study of the Bauhaus
study of Notan

He preferred to be called a photographer, being uncomfortable with the title ‘artist.’ A high level of craft and working in the darkroom were important to him.

He is survived by his wife, Suzie, and three sons; Chris (Aiko), Ben (Tricia) and Robert (Sara) and his grandchildren, Cole and Emily.

At his request, there are no scheduled services.

Al's photography is currently available through Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Prints may be ordered through:




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By: geir jordahl Tuesday, April 19, 2016
I met Al in the 1970's at the Ansel Adams workshop in Yosemite. My experience with him was an integral part of shaping my philosophy as a creative person. Al's generosity with his time and the collegial nature of his... View Entire Memory


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By: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Monday, March 05, 2018
Jesus taught that someday "all those in the memorial tombs" will be resurrected. (John 5:28) Jehovah is the Creator of all life. Should it be hard to believe that he can re-create life? Of course, much would depend on... View Entire Condolence
By: Jae King Wednesday, June 29, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the family. May you all receive comfort from the God of comfort himself. Psalm 46:1. View Entire Condolence
By: Chuck Guildner Monday, April 25, 2016
As one of the legion of students who attended Al Weber's workshops and reunions, I am blessed to have been enlightened and encouraged by him over the many years of his tutelage. Thank you Al, good friend and mentor. View Entire Condolence

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