Ansel Adams

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Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. With 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 cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images. Adams founded the photography group known as Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.

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Ansel Adams #Art

Photo of Ansel Adams You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams #Art

Photo of Ansel Adams There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams #Art #Communication

Photo of Ansel Adams Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Ansel Adams #Experience #Time #Wisdom

Photo of Ansel Adams In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams #God

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

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

Photo of Ansel Adams A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Ansel Adams #Great

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

Photo of Ansel Adams Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Ansel Adams #Art

Photo of Ansel Adams Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Ansel Adams #Nature

Photo of 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 #Environmental #Government

Photo of Ansel Adams It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams #Men

Photo of 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 #Good

Photo of Ansel Adams There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Ansel Adams #Nature

Photo of Ansel Adams Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
Ansel Adams #Men

Photo of Ansel Adams 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.
Ansel Adams #Art #Experience #History #Nature #Science

Photo of Ansel Adams 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.