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

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 53,207
Re: Creativity vs. IQ ... Which one has more weight?

Daisy AU wrote:

ljfinger wrote:

If the wonders of the universe don't have an impact on you, then these won't.  To me, an otherwise great shot can be ruined by bad IQ, but good IQ on a bad shot is also no good.  You have to have both and they are of equal importance.

Sorry Lee, I don't mean to offend anybody, maybe because I have seen so many similar shots of the moon, and also because I don't particularly like B&W in general.  However, in my opinion, a great shot with a degree of bad IQ can still be a great shot. To me they don't have equal weight.

I don't like B&W either.  That's a color image.  The moon is a dark charcoal color.

A lot of shots from Cartier-Bresson have bad IQ, and to me, they're all bad shots.  Now, it does depend a great deal on how bad and what type of IQ problems are present.  Unintentional motion blur is probably the worst for me, second is noise/grain.  Geometric distortions and chromatic aberrations are at the other end of the scale for me - not very important at all.

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