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Ansel Adams Quotes


37 Ansel Adams quotes:



"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"
"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."
"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."
"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes Photography Quotes
"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
"We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium."
"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."
"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being"
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Silence Quotes
"I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: Creation Quotes Photography Quotes



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