There's an element of truth in that, however the camera and lenses are not connected to our brains and not always what we see, or think we saw, are always a true representation. Perhaps let's approach it another way, we tend to zoom to a distance with a lens or in software, at which the eyes can only see a fraction without that intervention and then with little detail. Without the assistance of science, I am sure the results would be extremely disappointing.
I do appreciate where you are coming from, but there has to be more to getting images correct and so we can enjoy them. Science and mathmatics have their part to play. After all the charts are the only visual result we have without having to understand the science behind them.