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: Sam Abell

At the end of June I wrote a post about photographer Michael David Murphy's website "Unphotographable", which he calls a ‘catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.’ Sam Abell has some interesting thoughts about being without a camera when what might have been an interesting photograph is seen. He channels the 'anguish' of missing a shot into the energy needed to make yet better photographs.

"Above all, it's hard learning to live with vivid mental images of scenes I cared for and failed to photograph. It is the edgy existence within me of these unmade images that is the only assurance that the best photographs are yet to be made"

Sam Abell

by Howard

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