Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Benskin View Post
I don't know about anyone else, but I've been discussing the concept of communicating ideas and information in a graph, which I believe is the topic of this thread, not about whether photographic knowledge is a determent when shooting.
I don't believe anyone is seriously saying photographic knowledge is a bad thing.

I think what is being expressed s that there is a pretty low threshold of knowledge of the system needed to do truly nice work, beyond that point things might fall into the nice to know range or in the who cares range depending on the photographer.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is a reasonable example of this, he said in his own words (paraphrased here) that he did not care to know what happened after the film came out of the camera. He said of himself "I'm a hunter, not a cook".