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

 There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. 
 Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment. 
 Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. 
 A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into. 
 Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. 
 Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. 
 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) 
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