when i was a teen I shot a few pics with those grainy 110mm cameras but for some reason I didnt realize things come and go so fast in aviation and I stopped taking pics. Now I wish I had all those subjects I saw..
However, I've always I kept a record of all the Airlines/aircraft i've ever seen.
I was self motivated by pictures in magazines and never met anyone who took pictures back then.
I went to the airport periodically just to check out what was new, made notes of a few registrations and liveries of rare stuff so I could draw them or just for a record. This was at MCO
in the early 90's. SE
-DNC a Linjeflyg 735, was one of the first rare visitors that was parked in the airport for a while, allowing me to even remember the registration. I dont usually write regs down.
Started to take pics again in 98 with a family camera and got me a decent camera and started to shoot slides in late 2000.
I only shoot strictly commercial/airline stuff that has a livery, no bizjets or any military planes