I received my first camera around age 10. I carried it to many family functions and appeared to be the family historian. Many trips to the drug store and later K-Mart were made to deliver undeveloped film and to return a week later to retrieve the developed prints.
One of my earliest cameras required 620 film which was limited to 12 exposures. I checked out books from the school and public library about photography. Other than family pictures, I was attracted to water and was fascinated by reflection.