'To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.'
"Ansel Easton Adams" was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white Landscape photography/landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books.
With Fred R. Archer/Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used Large format/large-format cameras because their high Image resolution/resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.
Adams founded the photography Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous photographers! More Ansel Adams on Wikipedia.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
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.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
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.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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?
There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.