Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
Defining exactly what 'craft' is (aside from the Zone System) and what level of 'craft' photographers are at, is very, very tricky. It's much easier to assess how good their images are. Do we have to second guess an image that affects us, if we can't 'see' the craft?

Also, many great artists are lazy, which is why they became artists!
If I can see in a print that the craft is lacking then it's lacking and it materially detracts from my enjoyment of the image. If the artist's craft is good enough that the viewer doesn't spot obvious flaws, then it's probably not holding them back (unless there is some other image they're trying to realise and haven't managed to yet) and IMHO that's all that matters.