While I consider myself primarily a photographer, the entire process of being introduced to photography turned out to be a demonstration of an important lesson from my first teacher: my Dad.
He considered himself primarily a sculptor, and loved working with wood. He'd bought a camera and I got fascinated by it as he first learned the ins and outs of the controls. Told him I wanted to learn photography; he put a much simpler camera down in front of my and said, "I know what you really asked. If you are willing to learn how to compose a photograph properly without dealing with f-stops and shutter speeds, I will teach you photography. And, even