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Famous Ansel Adams Quotes

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

1.

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

2.

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.

Ansel Adams

3.

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Ansel Adams

4.

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

5.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams

6.

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.

Ansel Adams

7.

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Ansel Adams

8.

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams

9.

The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Ansel Adams

10.

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

11.

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Ansel Adams

12.

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams

13.

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

Ansel Adams

14.

The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.

Ansel Adams

15.

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams

*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!

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