I use my camera as the painter does with its brush. I make the picture. I make them instantly in the cameras frame. No cropping afterwards. I always use a short lens so I can relate and make a contact to the persons or things I make a photo of.
I use an analogue camera for my personal pictures and then I always use black and white film. I use Tri-X because I like the rough and grainy structure it makes. Nowadays I work in a lightroom, i.e. Lightroom classic and Photoshop.