Theory and Practice as Fuel

I’ve been thinking about how we know things (and the difference between theory and practice and how one influences the other) especially this week after reading a thread on reddit about photo-journalism.

In it, the author makes some claims, unwelcome by those who secretly believe them to be true, such as, “It’s more about equipment than we’d like to admit”. It’s an interesting discussion with some great points, and this post isn’t a response to the core sentiments expressed there. It simply inspired me to write about the different kinds of knowledge in all professions.

My wife is a photographer, so I showed her the discussion on reddit and listened to her take on it.

Here are some things true of her:

  1. She studied photography in college.
  2. She has...

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