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Ansel Adams (Photographer)

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams power
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Ansel Adams people
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams words
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams you
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Ansel Adams art
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Ansel Adams words
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Ansel Adams men
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!
Ansel Adams art
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.
Ansel Adams courage
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.
Ansel Adams mind
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Ansel Adams good
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Ansel Adams being
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Ansel Adams time
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams age
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams men
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
Ansel Adams wonder
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.
Ansel Adams science
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Ansel Adams time
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Ansel Adams good
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.
Ansel Adams truth
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
Ansel Adams
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Ansel Adams truth
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Ansel Adams relationships
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Ansel Adams pain
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams wisdom

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