I've always had an interest in photography, but it really took off after I bought a digital point and shoot camera and discovered that:
• Digital "film" is free, and
• You can do everything with a computer and color printer that you can in a conventional chemical darkroom (and more)
One thing led to another, and now I use Sony equipment … A77ii and RX100 v … and Canon Pixma Pro 10 printer. Most of my photos are of vacation travel and of family. Especially with travel photos, I try and create an image with the same impact I felt when I pressed the shutter release. Since a photo can't provide the range of brightness, or color, or field of view that your eye can, I use software such as Lightroom, Photoshop and a variety of other apps to try and make up for those limitations.
I've displayed photos at community libraries and enter photo contests as a way to get feedback on the photos I take. I also share images with friends and family on social media.