I got my first real camera when I was in junior high school. It was a Yashica D - TLR (twin lens reflex) and used medium format film. Every shutter click cost something which made me think about each photo I took. Was there a subject? Was the light right? Was there something about what I was looking at that I wanted to keep and revisit or share? Was it worth it?
When I switched to digital I could not let go of the 'thinking' about it process, even though the cost of taking a photo is free after the initial expensive investment in the camera. I enjoy being in nature and find myself evaluating everything for its potential as a photograph. I feel like this gives me a real connection to where I am and makes me emphasize the journey and not the destination. I am present.
I normally shoot RAW and process in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and try to make the photos represent what I thought I was seeing when I released the shutter.
Sharing the photos is important to me. I feel like a photo not shared is a waste. I try to share the good ones.