Ansel Adams
[Photographer, b. 1902, San Francisco, d. 1984, Carmel, California.]

 You bring to photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. 
 Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment. 
 Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. 
 When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 
 What you’ve got are not photographers. They’re a bunch of sociologists with cameras. (To Roy Stryker, head of the photographers of the Farm Security Administration) 
 Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. 
 There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. 
 A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into. 
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