Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
Being aware of and/or interested in how things work does not make someone any less a photographer, nor does it make someone a "wanker" of any kind. The wankers post to technical threads to remind everyone photography is about pictures. Brilliant.
I've been involved in photography for more than fifty years and in my experience very few of the many photographers I have ever known who were obsessive testers of their equipment and darkroom chemicals and processes ever took a worthwhile photograph, their raison d'Ítre was the testing, more often than not producing technically perfect images with little or no meaning or soul in them.