Quote Challenge day 3 – Ansel Adams

I was nominated to take part in the Quote Challenge by Lady Ash’s Diwan, and happily accepted the challenge. This is my last day of posting in this challenge, so I wanted to post on a quote that I find so amazingly true for every photographer out there.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Ansel Adams

As I said in my first post on Annie Leibovitz quote, nature cannot be captured in its full in a photograph. And sometimes one finds oneself in a situation that no image would do justice. When this happens my advice is to just be silent, be present and take it all in. But if the reason that an image is inadequate is that the situation in front of you is too horrific or too gut wrenching for you to be able to convey it, I urge you not to be content with silence. Then you make the image and scream at the top off your lungs that this images that you are showing, do not even get to close to tell the true horror of the situation.

Just to not end this post in such a serious manner, I offer another bonus quote.

“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

So, go ahead and go out and be inspired!

As mentioned in my last two posts, I have made my own twist on this challenge and only nominated three bloggers over the whole challenge. I hope I will be forgiven, and look forward to reading your quotes!

Rules for the Quote Challenge

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog post
  • Post 1-3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate 3 bloggers (each day)

Today’s nominee is:

Andrea Giang at Cooking with a Wallflower

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