The first question I asked myself is why do I take a photo. On TWIP they mentioned photos taken for documentation purposes, such as receipts, and oddly enough your car in an airport parking lot. That second example made me laugh, because on a recent trip I took, I did exactly that. I was going to be gone for two weeks, and as I walked away from my car headed to the terminal, I wondered if I was going to remember where my car was when I returned. So I stopped and snapped a picture of my car and the pole in the parking lot with the row number on it, so I could refer back to it if I needed to later.
But that isn’t something that I think of as photography. I took a picture, yes. I documented something. Similar to taking pictures of receipts. Our company expense system lets you snap photos of receipts and upload them. You’re using your phone’s camera, and by definition, that is photography. But you’re using it as a copier or a scanner. The need I am fulfilling is that of documentation or organization, and it doesn’t make me feel like a photographer.