Ansel Adams Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ansel adams quotes, ansel adams sayings, and ansel adams proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at ? seldom looked into.     

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 are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.     

Ansel Adams

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder.     

Ansel Adams

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful an endless prospect of magic and wonder.     

Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.     

Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.     

Ansel Adams

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied—it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.     

Ansel Adams

The piano has eighty-eight keys, and you have to be able to play all of them. And the range of white to black is analogous to the eighty-eight keys and you have to be able to play all eighty-eight keys in that palette from white to black.     

Ansel Adams

In truth wilderness is a state of mind and heart. Very little exists now in actuality.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.     

Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.     

Ansel Adams

We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion.     

Ansel Adams

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.     

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

The term accessories has come to include a host of photographic gadgets of questionable value.     

Ansel Adams

It is easy to take a photograph, but it is harder to make a masterpiece in photography than in any other art medium.     

Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.     

Ansel Adams