I have been taking pictures of the world around me for over 50 years now, purely as most people do, just for the sheer joy, and pleasure of looking back on memories.
I began with a cheap plastic camera, bought from Woolworths, and taking rolls of 127 film, in those days you exposed a couple of shots, and put the camera back in the drawer, until the next outing, well when the film was used, and developed, half the time you couldn't remember where the photo was taken, or "what was his / her name?", and then the exposure was totally wrong, or worse 10 of the 24 prints were black!
I progressed to a Kodak Instamatic camera, and took a lot of photos with it, the cassette film was sent off by post in those days, with a free film, your prints, and free album sheets posted back to you, all for a fee of course!
My next camera was a Nikon E, an automatic SLR, with interchangeable lenses, and my photography surged ahead, with improved photo quality, if not technique.