My background in fine arts and the years exposed to many modalities of art gives me the understanding of visuals, and how they impact viewers. I started out in photo by doing computer graphics and retouching 20 years ago. Past 13 years I have taken on photography as my main profession.
If you can't envision whats going to happen or have the experienced foresight before an image is made, you can easily fumble the end product. This is where experience is king.
One key reason I differ from the average photographer is that I take each project on as a new opportunity in image making. Although photographers develop a sense of style over the years of repeated work, I don't shoot in a formulated manner, rather approach each job uniquely.
I photograph because I love to make great images. That's always my #1 aim. Its what I have loved doing since I was a kid, and its what I will continue to do for the rest of my life.