When I grew up, most people I knew, had a camera. It was mainly used for holidays and special occasions, I did not know any 'real' photographers.
As a child I used my father's camera
, it still makes a great picture!
Can't remember when I bought my first camera; I had quite a few, but still mainly for holidays.
It was only when I discovered digital photography, that I tried to do more, especially with the editing.