I was always a person who shot wide open. I love my 1.2 lens, but this last year I tried something different. I shot at f14 nearly all year. I wanted to get more details. I grew to love it so much, even though it was starkly opposite of my past tendencies.
What is your favorite aperture and why?
Depends what I am photographing. If it is an event like a wedding it will be wide open or maybe 1 or 2 stops down for group photos or details where I need more depth of field. I also do landscape where the starting point is F11 and then you adjust depending on the mood/feel I want. For BIF with a long telephoto (200-600) I will try to get F8 so I have enough depth to get detail beyond the eye.