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.


Several months ago I wrote a short post entitled “Photography And Truth”, which can be read here (Pt. I) and here (Pt. II). “Photography And Truth” was ultimately published on Uwe Steinmueller’s Outback Photo as an essay which contained more photographs than the original post, with the added images being used to illustrate the points that were being made. If there is an interest, that version of the essay can be read here.

The reason I bring up the essay, is that I ran across an interesting article on the Photopreneur blog entitled The World's Most Famous Photoshop Fakes, which I thought served as an interesting follow up to it. In The World's Most Famous Photoshop Fakes , the Photopreneur authors present some of the most notable historic ‘news’ images that were ‘doctored’ in some way, many through the use of Photoshop. Several of the fakes were images taken on film and subsequently altered without the use of Photoshop. Oh my, you mean analog photographs can also lie?

It is an in interesting article and well worth having a look!