I was 8 and often holding my dad's SLR while we went around the island snapping pictures. The camera was heavy but i felt very good holding onto it. I wasn't allowed to press the shutter but i was allowed to turn the camera on. Every few minutes i would hold the camera and try to take aim in the viewfinder. That thrilled me alot. And this felicity followed me throughout life ...
Now i share that joy with the people whom i photograph. Most times people, sometimes objects and sometimes pets.