So here's my two-cents. (Three - I just updated it a bit)
I don't think info like field depth & exposure are interesting to talk about.
I use mainly a digital camera, which has revolutionized photography but made it cheaper (remember the anxiety of taking the perfect shot, and the disapointment it didn't turn out to be what you planned?)
I like taking photos of my family, freezing precious moments, and also (like so many) catch a shadow of an image (shadows, reflections, motion, out of focus, etc)
Sometimes the hunt for a photo is taking over the being - this is the time to put the camera down and shut the 'Camera-Eye' - but it is easier said than done.
I think a photo should be raw, unprocessed & uncropped, since otherwise it can't be called a photo no more.
People are the best subject. (even when they are out of the actual frame - they are present - just like the photographer & the viewers)
I don't like to stage a photo, not even a great one, I think it is not in the rules of the game.
Also - I find staged photos to be, well, too staged...
I try not to be banal, but you be the judge.
Thanks for hosting me.
(And about the profile on the left - I simply fell asleep)