Quotation Explorer - 'Ansel Adams'

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. - Ansel Adams
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. - Ansel Adams
Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him. - Ansel Adams
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. - Ansel Adams
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. - 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
'To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.' - Ansel Adams
Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter. - Ansel Adams
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
A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into. - Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. - Ansel Adams
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. - 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
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