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

 A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into. 
 Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. 
 Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. 
 There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. 
 I expect to retire to a fine-grained heaven where the temperatures are always consistent, where the images slide before ones eyes in a continual cascade of form and meaning. 
 Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment. 
 When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 
 We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium. 
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