The problem around here is that everyone always wants to include in their definition of Photography the parts that they enjoy and may be good at, while excluding the parts that they find tedious or uninteresting.
If you can "see" but not effectively render, all you end up with is an imagined idea. If you can "render" but not effectively see, all you end up with is an inanimate object.
To effectively communicate your vision, you must be able to do both equally well.
I do see people who do that, what I'm talking about is art versus craft. My intent is not to say craft is unimportant just to say that there is a difference between art and craft. We might dodge skillfully. We might dodge artistically. Or we might dodge both skillfully and artistically. The last is the best. The second is ok. The first though only works when you get lucky or are told what to do.
Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR
"We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Ana´s Nin