We have to be taught how to be artists (aesthetics & history) as well as technicians, but sometimes there are those who seek to keep the two separated in photography. Problems arise. We have to keep in mind that technique is a means to an end. Even if we get great pleasure in simply playing with chemicals, we can't be ignorant (or spiteful) of photography's place in history as an art form. After all, we don't practice the zone system for recreation.
I'm sure 'art vs craft' is the main cause of any dispute between notable photographic artists and users of APUG. If life philosophies was the argument in BrianShaw's case, perhaps they should have taken it outside.
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