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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Quick Quotes: Timothy Allen

It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.

Timothy Allen

Timothy Allen should certainly know about this, given that he photographs around the world for Human Planet.

We often think that if we could just go to this or that exotic location we would come back with exceptional images that people would fawn over. In fact, most people don't care where a photograph was taken or how easy or hard it was to get there. They only care if it resonates with them.

This quote gets me thinking about the fact that the strongest and most well crafted images are probably the ones that are of 'ordinary things' and 'ordinary places' that, nonetheless, carry strong emotional content.