My wife is a good example of that. She's a much better photographer than I am (probably because she has always been interested in art, and also draws and paints). She's got a very good eye.
Yet, she knows very little about equipment.
On the other hand, I'm pretty good with the technical "mumbo jumbo", yet I have to work very hard to get good images. My photography skills need a lot of improvement.
My wife is the real photographer in the family. :-)