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: Ansel Adams

"I expect to be broke if I keep up the rate I am taking pictures.  I have taken 30 already."

Ansel Adams in a letter to his Aunt Mary

Perhaps this would not be so unusual a statement if Adams was talking about his large format camera.  However, he was only 14 years old when he wrote the statement above, and he was referring to his Kodak Brownie camera.  It makes one realize just how different things are today, with our rapid fire digital cameras that could knock off 30 frames in just a few seconds.  What hasn't changed, however, is that the number of frames shot doesn't mean anything, just the quality of the image content.  When you can't shoot as much, you have to think more about every frame....which is generally a good idea!