I'm a photoshooter since 1966.
My first 'camera' was an Agfa ISO Rapid, a cheap box with a single lens and a trigger. Later I bought a 35 mm reflex camera, much later a Mamiya RB 67.
I preferred analog photography up to 1998.
I compose a photo by perspective and lighting, not by rearranging the motive. The camera freeze a fugacious mirror image for eternity.
That's what photography means.