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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: Minor White

"When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don't leave until you have captured its essence."

Minor White

I ran across this quote and had to write about it because it reminds me very much of my teacher, the late Nancy Rotenberg, and her philosophy about photographing ...... that to make a good photograph you must go 'beyond the handshake'. It is, of course, extremely difficult to capture the essence of a subject, but being still with yourself certainly seems like a very, very good way to start.