When you talk about composition of photographs, aesthetics and the like, it's an art.
When you get into manually developing film, it's chemistry, which is a science.
Strange, I was actually just asking myself this same question today....and then I found that you have asked it on here!
I came to the decision that the resulting images are art but there is a science behind capturing a good picture....a science that includes maths such as the rule of thirds etc
The answer is both. We like to divide our world into two parts in modern western society without realising that it is simply a logical tool we use to make the world easier to understand.
Some examples of this dualistic approach we like to use are:
Right - Wrong
On - Off
Yes - No
...the list goes on. In reality life just isn't that simple or black and white (another one). This relates to your question very easily. The ancient greeks did not differentiate in this way so art WAS technical and science all rolled into one...or to be more specific, not yet divided.
Guess what their word for art was. Techné. The mother of our modern day words technology and technical. So the answer is actually both...
Hope this helps and apologies if I sound pretentious in any way...it's only because I buzz off looking at how we see the world.
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