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

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

Ansel Adams on photography
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You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams on art
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There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams on people
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A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Ansel Adams on knowing
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A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.

Ansel Adams on contained
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Once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.

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

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

Ansel Adams on communications
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A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Ansel Adams on deepest
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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Ansel Adams on comprehend
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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams on photographs
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When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.

When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams on photography
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About Ansel Adams

Name Ansel Adams
Quotes 37 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Photographer
Birthday October 16
About Though wilderness and the environment were his grand passions, photography was his calling, his metier, his raison d'etre. From: Ansel Adams, Photographer
Top topics photograph, photography, print, world, sense

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 on things
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Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.

Ansel Adams on disappointment
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Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

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

Ansel Adams on communication
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A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

Ansel Adams on looked
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It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams on environmental
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The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

Ansel Adams on comparable
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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 on ability
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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 on built
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Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.

Ansel Adams on burning
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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 on build
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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 on photography
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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 on alive
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The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance.

Ansel Adams on equivalent
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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.

Ansel Adams on domination
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These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.

Ansel Adams on aware
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Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

Ansel Adams on crop
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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 on creation
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It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described.

You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake into you. The skies and the lands are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated into a glowing world between the macro and the micro, where everything is sidewise under you and over you, and the clocks stopped long ago.

Ansel Adams on time
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It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Ansel Adams on intention
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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.

Ansel Adams on photography
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There are two people in every photograph the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams on photographer
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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 on aggressive
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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.

Ansel Adams on approached
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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 on nature
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