I approach photography from the artistic side (at least I hope I am acheiving that goal ). Before I really got into photography I did painting, and then I started to take pictures to paint from. Before long I dropped the painting for the most part and made photography my main focus. It became my artistic outlet. The technical part of photography took me forever to grasp, and I still have problems with it more often that not. Composition came more naturally for me. I really have little idea about artifical lighting, cameras, and lenses. (Which is why I am always reading books and hanging around forums). But I do know what I want to achieve with every picture, and I know how to push the limits of my point and shoot camera to meet my goal. Journalistic photography usually gives you one chance to capture a moment that is going to pass and then will be gone. I have not developed the knack for this, I am just not quick enough.