I am an Internet Technology Architect and Photo Hobbyist. Probably an advanced photographer, I really skate by with a *huge* memory card so I can take 1,000 photos and pick the best ones to publish. In art and music in general, I prefer less realism. While you can create a painting that looks like a photograph and demonstrates tremendous skill, why not just take a photograph.
On that note, I am interested in trying to capture instants in time or effects through reflections or perspective. Painting or music has the added ability to try to deconstruct the form to create the emotional connection with the vision we lose when not there in the moment. I think emotional connections with photographs are more difficult.
Who knows. Photographic creative work here, technology creative work at http://john.spade.cc/