My cheap camera is the Lomography la Sardina . The ease of use, just point and shoot! A camera can only do what you tell it to. It can only see what you tell it to.
I guess what inspired me to do photography was the box of old photos my grandfather has in the cupboard, of our family from the 1800's to the 1970's
I was always fascinated how photography has it's way of connecting us to the past. The people, things and surroundings might have changed or even be gone by now, but what remains is the love and emotion. It can be passed on through a single photograph and be carried through generations to show a person or to the new generations that we aren't actually that different.
What I could say to those people who wanted to do photography is for them to always remember that it's only YOU who can take a photograph, the camera CAN'T do it by itself, no matter how expensive or CHEAP your camera is.
I find that photographs are things that mean something to you, the people you love, the places you went to. Remember to try new and different things. A photograph DOESN'T have to be perfect for YOU to love it, it's your work, and that is ALL that matters.
PS: Don't be embarrassed when you pull out your huge old camera that you got at the flea market. Just press the shutter button and take the loudest photo you ever took in your life, GET EXCITED!
If it doesn't work out TRY AGAIN!