|Through The Lens|
Does it really matter what aperture, shutter speed and ISO I used for this image?
Why does it matter what aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc., that were used to create an image? If there is a shallow depth-of-field then I used a large aperture. If there is a large depth-of-field then I used a small aperture. If I froze motion in the image then I used a fast shutter speed. If I showed motion then I used a slow shutter speed. If there is a lot of grain or noise then I used a high ISO. If there is little grain or noise then I used a low ISO.
I created this image using photography basics and creativity.
Imagine trying to drive a car not knowing what the different pedals, knobs, switches, buttons and controls do. You wouldn't get very far and there is a good chance you'd wreck. But once you understand what all of those things do and how to use them to drive, does it matter to the other drivers which ones you are using at any given moment? No.
|Surfboard And Sand|
Does it matter how this image was made? Not really.
If you are beyond the basics of photography, then learn how to create art, learn vision and understand the decisive moment. Those things matter. Equipment and equipment settings don't matter.