Originally Posted by Dave Miller
Having read and understood your statements, I disagree. People approach their understanding and growth in an endeavor in different ways. The old saying that good prints come from good negatives is so very true So, I strive to keep my "technical" ducks in a row. And yes, sometimes it can get in the way of imagintaion, but I think that is part of the challenge. I would much rather be firm in my technical understanding of exposure, processing, and printing because that is the barebones, bottomline, straight poop on photographic production. Someone is lacking in producing an enjoyable picture, may very well need to improve upon the technicalities of the process. Then, perhaps, their composition, subject matter, treatment of the subject, etc.. may begin shine through to themselves and others.