Within photography as well as many of the arts, there is the creative end and a technical end. You can be a great technician with little artistic creativity or you can have great creativity in vision, but your technique or technical skills may be poor. Now, there are some photogs that have been great technicians as well as possessing a super creative mind. They are the ones that have it all!
I find when it comes to street / doc photography, too much technical concentration can hurt your ability to get the shot. We should also not compare technical aspects of studio work to technical aspects of street or doc photography. If you want your candid street work to look polished like studio work it generally wont happen unless you stage it.
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Do you want to be a perfectionist or do you want to bring home iconic street photography?
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