You don't take a photograph, you make it.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
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