Ansel Adams is famous for his work in photography. While I think his pictures capture emotion that cannot be expressed in words, his words are quite powerful as well.
If you are looking for some inspiration on photography or life in general, Adam provides that for you here.
Famous Ansel Adams Quotes
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
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.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
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. And they in turn seem to be aware of me.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
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!
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
*Which one of these “Quotes by Ansel Adams” did you like best? Do you know of any other quality quotes that could compete for the top 15? Please share in the comments!