When I was young, my parents had a black box camera that was used on outings and other occasions.
The first camera of my own that I remember was a little black and white Polaroid that I had in 1969. I remember taking a photo of the old courthouse clock tower in Salem, Oregon, then going inside where I worked at Western Union and double-exposing the film with a shot of some ceiling light fixtures. The resulting picture showed the apparent visitation of flying saucers hovering over the courthouse. The only other photo I remember taking with that camera, was of my first wife, shortly after we met. I carried that photo in my wallet for years. I gave the camera to her when I went into the Army.
When I was on Okinawa, I bought a good through-the-lens camera with attachments, and using cast-off outdated photo paper, practiced photography. On base, there was a hobby center where I was able to develop and print my own photos for free. I still have a few of those photos. See My Okinawa Photos.
I love taking photos of the mountains. See My Mountain Photos.
I visit the Oregon Zoo frequently on 2-Buck Tuesdays to enjoy the out-of-doors and take photos. See My Best Zoo Photos.
More to come ...