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

 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. 
 Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. 
 Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. 
 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. 
 When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 
 There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. 
 Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. 
 A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into. 
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