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.

Typography IS Important

Typography can be a bit intimidating. I, for one, don't have nearly the knowledge about typography that I should. It's not a very exciting topic, and that sort of makes things difficult. But with the wrong font things can go wrong.......terribly wrong:

As usual, if you subscribe by email, the video won't come along in your mail, so you will have to go the main blog here.  It's three minutes worth watching.....if you like laughing that is!

Black And White vs Color

One of my favorite photographers, Cole Thompson, (I hesitate to call him a 'black and white' photographer because I am sure that if he did color photography his images would excel in that genre as well) recently published a blog post with this Calvin and Hobbes comic strip about color vs black and white.  I enjoyed it and thought I would share it here as well. While you are at it have a look at Cole's photography (it is in black and white!).

Copyright Bill Watterson

Hammer Forum

I had to take a break from photos in order to post the following, so that everyone could get a good laugh.  I am sure that many who read this blog have had the opportunity to check out more technically oriented photography forums and read some of the banter back and forth about what is better....Canon or Nikon, PC or Mac etc.  Lately, with new Nikon (D800) and Canon (5D Mk III) cameras being released almost simultaneously, these arguments have reached new heights.  For a humorous satire about these arguments check out this piece by Roger Cicala.  Only then will you understand the title of this post!