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    Ansel Adams' famous quote

    There is a very famous quote by the legendary Ansel Adams (that I can't recall the exact phrase)....

    In this quote, he compared photography to music and basically said, the film is same thing as the sheet music but the printing is where performance happens.

    Does anyone recall what exactly he said and where it was said?
    Was that in "Negative"?
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
    Not sure when, where, etc, all's I know:
    http://mobile.brainyquote.com/quotes...ams110426.html
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    You might easily find the idea quoted in many ways. In the quote I found, he admitted that he said it often...

    The Print, pg. 2.

    "I have often said that the negative is similar to a musician's score, and the print to the performance of that score. The negative comes to life only when "performed" as a print."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    There is a very famous quote by the legendary Ansel Adams (that I can't recall the exact phrase)....

    In this quote, he compared photography to music and basically said, the film is same thing as the sheet music but the printing is where performance happens.

    Does anyone recall what exactly he said and where it was said?
    Was that in "Negative"?


    "The negative is the score. The print is the performance."

    ~Uncle Ansel.
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    One beautiful image is worth
    a thousand hours of therapy.


    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government
    to save the environment."
    .::Ansel Adams






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    Thanks everybody. "The Print" then.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Thanks everybody. "The Print" then.
    And "The Negative".
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    One beautiful image is worth
    a thousand hours of therapy.


    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government
    to save the environment."
    .::Ansel Adams






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    I like it none the less.

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    In any case this video is not available in Germany because of some music rights (since I came in Germany - every other youtube video is blocked "§$%&/*'Ä').

    cheers,
    Last edited by SuzanneR; 06-06-2013 at 08:51 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Removed a link

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    Here is a link with a lot of famous quotes

    http://bighow.com/news/60-greatest-q...success-manual
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    A good place to start on these matters is: http://www.photoquotes.com/

    Bill Barber

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