Creativity vs. IQ ... Which one has more weight?

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
jrtrent Veteran Member • Posts: 4,723
Re: Creativity vs. IQ ... Which one has more weight?

Daisy AU wrote:

Hi All,

I was wondering what you all think regarding the following:  Let's say that someone takes a very nice shot, interesting, with good composition, pleasing colours, creative, etc. BUT the image is somewhat noisy, not tack sharp, etc. .. i.e. the IQ is not what you would consider good.

Would you dismiss that photograph because of all the inferior technical aspects, or would you still consider it good work and worthy of acknowledgement / appreciation?

I personally place more importance on the composition and creativity than the IQ.

Any opinions?

It depends on the type and extent of the image quality deficits.  When they are to the point of being annoying distractions, then it's hard to appreciate the content of the picture.  People are likely different in what they find annoying.  A bit of noise and lack of sharpness don't bother me, but blown highlights and obvious geometric distortion do.

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