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22 Famous Quotes by Ansel Adams
2/20/1902 - 4/22/1984
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Ansel E Adams
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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Myths Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Exploration Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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If photography were difficult in the true sense . . . 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.

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Art and artists Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Art and artists Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

Art and artists Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Nature Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Photography Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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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!

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Ansel Adams

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