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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: Ruth Bernhard

There is no such thing as taking too much time, because your soul is in that picture.

Ruth Bernhard


This quote by Ruth Bernhard, a photographer best known for her classic nude studies, is one that I find comforting.  I frequently find myself spending long periods of time trying to get images to appear just the way I would like them to.  I sometimes think that perhaps I would be 'more productive' if I left the images at 80% of what I want them to be, because most people would probably not notice the subtle changes....but I never do leave them till I have them just right, at least from the standpoint of my vision. I guess that is because my soul is in them!