Ansel Adams Quotes


37 Ansel Adams quotes:



"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators."
"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!"
"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment."
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"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept."
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."
"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."
"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."
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."
"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."
"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."



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