Ansel Adams on Photography

I would like to repeat here that the making of photographs is the prime function of the photographer. Once the craft is under intuitive control, the creative objective is more positive and assured. Proficiency of craft should by no means be considered the goal in itself. The emphasis today on technique, equipment, materials, and gadgetry can be overpowering.

Still just as valid, three decades on. From Ansel Adams’ “The Negative”, 1982.

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2 comments

    • Oh that must have been a great gift to receive! He definitely had the technical skill down to a science, but then it was only a means to an end.

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