I'm an amateur and photographic artist who specialized in the tech aspects of both photography and art. But that is not to count out subject matter. Subject matter is always important. What does tech mean in terms of photography? Look to Ansel Adams as a good example. Ansel was of course very familiar with his passion for photography, both in terms of equipment usage and technique. What I particularly find exceptional about Ansel is his viewpoints on Visualization and Image Management. The Zone System which many are familiar with, is just a small part of the tech aspects of this man. It is this sort of thing that is a photographic hallmark for my photography, but although I incorporate Ansel's concepts, I have evolved many of my own, many of which borrow from techniques in "painterly works." These have been known for some time, but are often not applied to photography as photography is for many, too rigid and does not allow the flexibility that drawing and painting do. I have found in my photographic journy, ways to transcend that rigidity.