In his fantastic review of the iPhone 11 Pro camera, Austin dropped in this nugget:

We MUST understand our tools in order to successfully move through the creative process. If we don’t know about our cameras’ strengths and weaknesses and why they’re there, it’s really hard to solve problems and achieve our vision.

The more you understand your tools and how they work, then more capable those tools become in your hands as you use them to solve creative problems and do your best work.

Think about this beyond just cameras. Think about the apps you use; the team workflows you all rely on; the physical gear you employ. Do you understand them? Are they helping you solve problems and achieve the vision you have for your work?

Austin Mann on Tools and Creativity