There is no precise definition for why I take photos. For me, part of the appeal is the ambiguity; it's one of those things I never have to rationalize to myself. In my head, there are no moments when I should or shouldn't have taken a photo, only ones where I did or didn't. I use this site as a way to show the world a few of those moments, and as a way to keep myself motivated.
Most of my photos are shot with a Canon T1I, but not all of them, so just check the posted metadata. Some of the shots are edited in some way, either slight or significant, but like I said, I have no predisposition toward why I shoot and the same goes for post-processing; I don't think there's a definition for how or when you should edit a photo. I deal with it on a shot by shot basis, and it's largely dependent on what I'm thinking about at that moment.
In a few of the things that I've called passions, I've noticed that it is very easy for me to get distracted by the idiosyncratic differences between pieces of equipment - I over think and it gets me in trouble. Whether that's the fault of the culture I live in, the constant barrage of marketing most of us get hit with, or just some defect in my personality, I don't know. In recognizing this trait, I've grown weary of over analyzing the importance of megapixels, glass quality, processor power, etc., but being me, I think and read about these things anyway. Periodically reminding myself of both the power of technology and the temptation to unwittingly drown in it is why I'm still taking pictures, and not worrying about whether or not to spend the money on a new lens instead.
My name is Adam, and I was born in 1989.
Everything beyond that is likely to change, but currently, I'm a programmer, a designer, a student, and a doer of all things fun and interesting. Besides taking photos, I also kite-board, ski, and hunt, among other things.