You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
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.
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.