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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

It is a trap that we almost all fall into.....thinking that traveling far, waking up for sunrise at 4AM, and standing in the freezing cold along with other personal discomforts adds merit to an image.  Fortunately or unfortunately, the viewer only cares about what the photo looks like and not what the photographer had to go through to get it.

This quote makes you think twice about the fact that sometimes the best pictures may be had close to home.  It flies in the face of the idea that to make better pictures one has to go to more and more exotic places.  And that is one reason that I like this quote so much.