Similar subjects have been discussed under the guise of "What is art?" or "What constitutes a photograph vs. a picture?" and it seems that many responses are superficial, improvised attempts to make the speaker appear superior to the masses of photographers. But I am wondering about your approach, and how you think of yourself in relationship to the camera and the photograph. Are you a businessman or a professional who depends on the camera as the fisherman depends on his tackle? Are you a photojournalist who tells stories? Are you an artist sharing your own story? Or are you a hobbyist who simply enjoys playing with cameras? And, of course, these categories are neither mutually exclusive nor exhaustive. I would like to hear your thoughts. In high school I was the hobbyist playing with lenses in the light and paper in the dark. Now the image is my hobby. I am not so vain to think myself an artist; perhaps one day I will be, but for now my aspirations lie in the realm of composition and exposure, not content or meaning. And I am not attempting to place a value judgment on being an artist. Quite the opposite, in fact. Sometimes I feel that the discussions in photography forums reduce the spectrum of photographs to "art or not" when in fact photographs can be something else entirely.