Chapter 16

The Technical and Artistic Connection


THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ONGOING DEBATE among photography students about the relative importance of the technical or artistic side of photography. Most lean toward the technical side, feeling that they have a handle on the artistic side (i.e., they have a good eye), but lack the technical proficiency or expertise to produce truly good photographs. This is especially true of digital users who almost invariably conclude that if they can just nail down all the tools of Photoshop, or use the latest app that goes beyond Photoshop, it will turn their work into great imagery. Most tend to downplay—or even ...

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