Hey @GVLNative, the 6000 is a great camera. I had a lot of friends in college who had one of the 6000 range cameras, and the photos coming out were great.
I think there’s a huge value in really taking the time to pick apart why a photo bothers you, and to try to articulate it. I think this whole discussion of the technical elements of art (in the fine arts especially) is an effort to get everyone who wants to produce an art piece to speak a common language, that they can use to learn how to make to the best of their ability.
I really think everyone has an artistic gift in them, and learning the mechanics behind the tools of the art that appeals to them is the necessary step toward better mastering the art form.
Basically, all different artistic expressions from music to photography to filmmaking to finer arts are a collection of languages one can learn. Yes, if you’re born into a language, it feels more comfortable, but anyone can learn a language with enough repetition. It’s a conversation: you and the tools at first, and eventually, once you get the challenge of the tools out of the way, it’s a conversation between you and you. That’s where good art happens I think.
When people doubt their ability to make incredible art, I always hear it as “they haven’t spoken the language long enough”. It also works like learning a spoken language, in that immersing yourself in the field of other people speaking it only accelerates and deepens the learning of it.
Just my 3 cents haha