I am asked often what I think makes a good writer. I typically answer I don't consider myself a writer. I prefer being called a teller of tales.
The best punctuation, spelling and sentence structure is absolutely worthless without this one quality. If you strain to think of what I mean or the answer maybe you don't have it.
It is the same with photography. The fanciest camera with all the bells and whistles will be utterly useless without this. The perfect photo can't be captured with the HDR setting or a filter.
If you don't already know of what I speak I will tell you.