Ansel Adams Quotes

37 Ansel Adams quotes:

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"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."
"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."
"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
"It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators."
"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."
"Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes Myths Quotes
"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."
"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."
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"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."
"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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