A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Ansel Adams

The camera is a sketchbook and instrument of intuition and spontaneity.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Aspen Ballet Encore

We simply need that wild country available to us…For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.

Wallace Stegner

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.

Edward Weston

Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up

Leonardo Da Vinci

When I have a camera in my hand, I don’t know fear.

Alfred Eisenstaedt

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

Composition is the strongest way of seeing

Edward Weston

If I feel something strongly, I make a photograph. I do not attempt to explain the feeling.”

Ansel Adams

It’s more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

Alfred Eisenstaedt

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

Edward Abbey

“may the light be with you”