I'm using a Nikon FE and Olympus OM-1. Nowadays we can get high-quality cameras and glasses at a very low price, most of the people are diving in the exuberance of going digital (because of its simplicity). As a result people are selling or giving out great analog cameras for free, I believe that in the years to come all this cameras will become desirable again, at some point people will just get tired of the plastic perfection of digital photography, so now is the moment to buy a fantastic Rolleiflex for 250 dollars or a Olympus OM1 for a 100 dollars.
I was born in Chile, and when I was 10 years old my stepfather gave me an old 35mm Russian Zenit camera, from then on I started taking pictures all the time, becoming the official photographer among my friends. Every trip I'm having fun trying to save every special moments, and I got them!. Many years later, during my time studying music, I got a scholarship to study piano in New York, and during my time there I got a hold of camera, the feeling was like riding a bicycle and I was again in love with photography. I also appreciates the versatility of digital cameras but not for long. I also had the oportunity to work helping some photographer and filmmaker friends, absorbing everything like a sponge. One year later one of those friends of mine gave me a Nikon FE and there was no way back… analog is the way to go if you love photography, and if you really want go deeper in learning about light and composition, because every frame you shoot will cost you money and effort, so your eyes must be very accurate in understanding how light and composition works.
There should be no reason for you to not get started on photography, everyone is taking photos even with their smartphones, but based on my experience you should really take it seriously when you start using analog, because your relationship with photography becomes a romantic journey, and you get such a quality back! That should inspire you to keep on learning and learning and learning.
You can do analog photography for at a low price. Nowadays I have a film loader (which I got for 15 bucks on Ebay) and I also bought an expired 100 35mm film at about 30 bucks. Then I also get myself every now and then some 35mm rolls for around $1.50 each. I develop them at home for less than 50 cents a roll using Xtol then later scan the film in my Epson V750 scanner which I got for $250. So if really want to do it, you'll never run out of ideas and resources to accomplish it.
I would like to inspire other people to take that old camera in their parent's house and go get some cheap expired films (be sure to store them in a freezer) and go out to hunt for those special moments to save, and PLEASE don’t take boring pictures! Take your time to consider composition… and to tell a story through your images.ANALOG HAS SOUL!!!
Buy used/old photography books and go to exhibitions and put your attention to what really matters. When you overcome the technical stuff then you are ready to bring not only your aesthetics but such substantial content as well. It’s our heart and our emotions which will make people see and tell you that you are doing it well in photography or any other creative pursuits, and you shall feel that you are in the right direction, connected with the essence of Art.