Originally Posted by MrSS
This question pops up in my mind while seeing some photographs in different threads in v7n Digital Photography Forum.
I would like to know what captures the moment, is it the lens of the camera or the eye of the photographer? Or safe to say that both of them, because they work hand in hand?
A most excellent choice for discussion.
I am going to say both but since I rarely say anything simply that is going to require a lot explanation.
All of this assumes little or no PP processing; because Photoshop creatively used can substitute for a lack of in camera creative effort. I tend to be really old school about this. You either captured the image as intended or you did not. Many disagree with that and think PP is fine.
The raw image is captured by the lens and the camera. The photographer was nothing more than a button pusher who got lucky. Some of the memorable war photos would be a prime example.
Other times it is the creative eye of the photographer; the lighting, the angles, the DOF (depth of field) or composition that makes the capture outstanding.
Did I do good in giving no definitive answer?
Let's listen to what others think.