Ansel Adams Quotes

I am always surprised when I see several cameras, a gaggle on lenses, filters, meters, et cetera, rattling around in a soft bag with a complement of refuse and dust. Sometimes the professional is the worst offender!

Ansel Adams

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

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer

Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand

Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand

Ansel Adams

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty

Ansel Adams

If photography were difficult in the true sense . . . 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.

Ansel Adams

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Ansel Adams

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Ansel Adams

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Ansel Adams

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

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.

Ansel Adams

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams
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