34 quotes found by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Picture  Viewer  # 5082
Ansel Adams
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
communication  art  ideas  # 5083
Ansel Adams
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Focus  words  silence  # 5084
Ansel Adams
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
true  words  Nor  # 5085
Ansel Adams
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
art  Photograph  # 5086
Ansel Adams
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Often  Test  Landscape  # 5087
Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
art  image  Worse  # 5088
Ansel Adams
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
nature  space  wonder  # 5089
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.
men  Themselves  Create  # 5090
Ansel Adams
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Brainy  time  wisdom  # 5091
Ansel Adams
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.
Great  art  experience  # 5092
Ansel Adams
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Great  sense  Feels  # 5093
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.
true  Rather  Word  # 5094
Ansel Adams
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
good  Rules  # 5095
Ansel Adams
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.
nature  humanity  Record  # 5096