How technical do we need to be?

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How technical do we need to be?
Sep 25, 2013

I only took up photography 2yrs ago with no prior knowledge at all of how to use a camera. I bought my first camera, a Canon 600D/T3i, & set about learning. Through circumstances, I ended up with a 7D, which I love to bits. After 12 months with the 7D I am still learning it's nuances, but am making some decent enough photos, mainly ancient architecture, landscapes & macro. I have a reasonable grasp of aperture, shutter speed & ISO, & am learning about metering & the complexities of the 7D's AF system.

However, looking at the several long threads discussing things like "Is ISO part of exposure?" it has me thinking, do I really need to know this? OK, obviously the participants in these discussions have far more photographic knowledge than I will probably ever have, & I don't have to look at the threads if I don't want to, after all, I take some nice images without knowing this info.

My point is, is this question relevant to taking good photos, or am I missing something by not being particularly interested in the workings of it all?

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