To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.
― Ansel Adams

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.

― Ansel Adams

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If you shoot color film, or work in RAW and don’t have an easy way to see a B&W version of any scene in your viewfinder, then you may want to know about the Wratten #90 filter. Ansel Adams used one of these to help him recognize tonal relationships in scenes he wanted to capture […]

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To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams

“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.”
― Ansel Adams

“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
– Ansel Adams