Ansel Adams Quotes

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Ansel Adams Quotes

I expect to retire to a fine-grained heaven where the temperatures are always consistent, where the images slide before ones eyes in a continual cascade of form and meaning.
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You don't take a photograph, you make it.

— Ansel Adams

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

— 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

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!

— Ansel Adams

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships..

— 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

I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.

— Ansel Adams

I am sure the next step will be the electronic image, and I hope I shall live to see it. I trust that the creative eye will continue to function, whatever technological innovations may develop.

— Ansel Adams

The term accessories has come to include a host of photographic gadgets of questionable value ...

— Ansel Adams

The dismal half-baked images of the average "reportage" and "documentary" photography are self dammning ... the slick manner, the slightly obscure significance, the esoteric fear of simple beauty for its own sake - I am deeply concerned with these manifestations of decay. Gene Smith's work validates my most vigorous convictions that if the documentary photographs is to be truly effective it must contain elements of art, intensity, fine craft and spirituality. All these his work contains and we may turn to his work with gratitude, appreciation and great respect.

— Ansel Adams

You don't take a picture, you make a picture.

— Ansel Adams

If you have enough craft, you've done your homework and you're practiced. You can then make the photograph you desire.

— Ansel Adams

Bad weather makes for good photography.

— Ansel Adams

The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro and the micro.

— Ansel Adams

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