Ansel Adams

Quotes
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
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.
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.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.