My first camera at 14. Really enjoyed the hobby through age 23 then earning a living and the expense of film development pushed me back to being a vacation, snapshot guy.
Digital photography and my knowledge of computers brought me back. Now at 50 I would like to be able to take great photos, not just those that record the image but those that make the image memorable in its own right.
My training as an engineer and business professional can sometimes be an impediment but can also be a benefit if properly controlled.
This a great way to enjoy the images all around us.