My mother used to have a camera with here constantly. (This goes a ways back, given my age -- almost 65). I had no interest in photography whatsoever, until recent years. Digital is what made the difference for me. Once I could take a picture, put it on my computer, print it out -- or, in many cases, make cartoons and birthday cards to print -- once I could do that, I was hooked. I started out with a Kodak, and now use a Nikon P520. I don't even know much about the camera yet, but it seems to overcome my lack of expertise, and get some great shots, anyway!