Ansel Adams Quotes

Be inspired by these famous Ansel Adams quotes. This American Photographer had an eye for capturing the beauty in everyday things. We hope his inspirational words are ones that inspire you. He was born in 1902 and the world lost a talented individual when he died in 1984.
Ansel Adams Quotes
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams

Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me? Ansel Adams

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

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams

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

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

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

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. 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. Ansel Adams
- A good photograph is knowing where to stand. Ansel Adams
- A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. Ansel Adams
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