The Importance of Technology
If a would-be artist were to suddenly pick up a brush and start to dab paint on a canvas, or any other handy surface, the chances of achieving an immediate masterpiece would be minimal. The same holds true for a sculptor. One does not attack a piece of marble with a chisel without first learning the skills necessary to properly mold the form without damaging the original material or exceeding the capabilities of the medium.
Likewise, running through the woods with an out-of-focus camera may seem creative, but it is neither good art nor good video. An understanding of the basic technology of any art form is necessary to use properly the artistic characteristics of that medium and to avoid the pitfalls ...