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

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

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
– Ansel Adams

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

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

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
– Ansel Adams

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

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
– Ansel Adams

The photographic image … is a message without a code.
– Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at seldom looked into.
– Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
– Ansel Adams

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

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

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