Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
I prefer to think of myself as a printer who uses photography.
Thats an interesting distinction.

I used to take photos of anything I found interesting at the moment.

As my experience has grown though I tend to ask myself; what the purpose of this shot is, will I print it, is it for practice, is it a composition I like, can I shoot it well with what I have in my bag, is this documentation or art?

Typically now, unless there's a good chance of me making a print, or learning something, or remembering something special; the shutter doesn't drop.

This is also behind my move away from 35mm to larger formats; the look I want in the print is driving more of my decisions.