Ansel Adams Quotes

You don't take a photograph, you make it

Ansel Adams

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety

Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Ansel Adams

Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?

Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

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.

Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs

Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams
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