The better a photographer the less technical quality matters unless working in a field where technical quality is an absolute requirement (in the minority).
Some people use technical quality as a crutch for poor images... seeking a technical 'wow' of 'look how much detail there is in this huge image.' Its so much more easily achieved than good vision or concept. You can buy it.
A lot of my strongest images lack the best technical quality and the reason is that they were shot under very challenging circumstances, hence their interest in the first place!
With a lot of images that I love, technical quality does not matter too much, especially if one is happy with smaller images. I guess the other aspects to quality matter a lot more, like tonality, print quality and balance etc. Those I consider orgnanic to the image shown, perhaps more so that absolute resolution which might only impact display size.
Last edited by Turtle : 09-05-2011 at 08:00.