Back in the mid-70's I was given a little 35 mm fixed lens film camera and started to learn about the combinations of ISO, shutter speed and f-stops, but back in the days of film couldn't afford to experiment the way I would have liked. Jumping forward almost 25 years I got a little pocket digital camera and started to play with photography again. A few years back I got a pocket camera I could actually take off of auto and started to play a bit more. I got my first DSLR summer of 2010 and had a blast with it. I learned a whole lot but there is still much more to learn.