Don’t take photos, make photos

This lovely quote from Ansel Adams, famous American landscape photographer of the XIXth Century,must drive us from being passive in front of the photos.

Not taking photos is refusing to simply press the shutter button because we have seen something. Making a photo is a matter of attitude, being constructive in front of all pictures. We must choose our framing, choose our exposure, choose our depth of field, choose exact moment. This way, I will build my own photo rather than taking what appeared there. And, any photograph can have such an aim for quality.

There is no photograph to be taken, there are only photographs to be built. Thanks to Ansel Adams.

Ansel Adams - Yosemite Park