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

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
JamesMortimer Senior Member • Posts: 1,492
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?

Depends - is the "not tack sharp" or the noise part of the theme of the image itself?

If it is, then it doesn't matter.

If the noise and softness is extraneous to the image then, no,  I wouldn't consider it good.

I take pictures of castles and ruins - it doesn't matter how colourful and creative an image is, if it's blurry then I delete it.

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