If you are not used to structured creativity, you can easily get lost in options, which can lead to a diminished of motivation. What you want to avoid as much as possible is getting lost in a thicket of technology. As much as it is a tool, don't get bogged down in it. Anything that has a hierarchical menu structure will have the capacity to stall your flow. Ideally you'll want to have the producer and engineer in the role of filter.
Harsh lighting shows all the blemishes. This is a bad thing for art that is photographed or scanned. High-resolution kills the soft retinal distortions of the human eye.
Photographed art, even with the best cameras and lighting, highlights things you wouldn't see standing next to a painting in a meticulously-lighted gallery space.
The best lighting is diffuse natural light with a lower light temperature, and preferably not back-lit, which is a completely different experience of images that have texture.
With photographed artworks you need a form of "age reduction" which takes the natural "bump map" aspects out of a digital image. We see the same texture with our eyes but it looks like normal texture, as opposed to the high-contrast pixelated shadow that can appear in a digital photo.
Screen images naturally look more craggy and have to be smoothed in some way. Nixon was a victim of this in the 1960 debate with Kennedy. Kennedy had the advantage of being younger and less prone to the "bump map" effect, i.e. the flaws in unnatural light to make blemishes more visible. If there were no screens in 1960, perhaps the outcome would have been different simply because of the softness of natural vision. Perhaps there would have been no Watergate--who knows.
"Everything is infused with the consciousness in which you do it.", as has been said.
We always talk about "thought process" but within it is the "sight process" and "sound process" that follow the same laws of perception, such as the law of proximity or law of similarity.
My "sight process" can start with a camera, that functions as a recorder of ideas and lists of ideas. Digital photography and software like Lightroom, have made it easy to form these lists. The "thought process" comes later when sorting and categorizing them (law of similarity). The process naturally reveals itself in the process of grouping them with other similar photos, most often through a computer's directory structure of Folders and Files and with metadata, which can be lists.
Umberto Eco on List metaphors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxaSillA1uE
Who's/What's Doing What?
Photo-taking usually doesn't have a preceding sight process until there is a strong sense of "me". What the "I" (and "eye") sees is not what the "me" does in photography post-capture. The "I" is "I am taking a picture of that", the "me" is "that is "my" style, and something the "I" likes. Photo-sharing is essentially a list of "me's", as you are saying it's your style, like seeing a shirt and saying "that's me". When people like the photo they are saying either: "I like your style, or "I like that style" which is says "that's me", "I want to make/have that".