50 Total Quotes

Ansel Adams Quotes

Ansel Adams
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Disappointment

Ansel Adams
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
#American Photographer #Intention

Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
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
#American Photographer

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

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

Ansel Adams
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Execution

Ansel Adams
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Myths

Ansel Adams
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
#Creation #Photography

Ansel Adams
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
Ansel Adams
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Ansel Adams
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
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Art

Ansel Adams
I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it.
Ansel Adams
#Photography

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
#American Photographer #Creativity

Ansel Adams
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
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
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Environment

Ansel Adams
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer #Experience

Ansel Adams
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer

Ansel Adams
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams
#American Photographer