First time learning a camera was my brother's old tape cassette video camera that was passed down to him from our father. And I was scared to use it.
Now I know what you're thinking, why were you scared of a camera? It wasn't the camera really, it was the video tapes. I heard that the tapes can only be used and erased so many times before you had to buy new ones. I was scared to waste tapes on videos. I didn't want to waste money and being 7-8 years old, I don't know why that was such a worry for me.
So the first stuff I ever filmed was with my brother and we shot skits, little movies as we acted out characters. As well as Jackass type of stunts because that was the cool thing to do in mid 2000's. I didn't fall in love with filming then. It wasn't for awhile later that I did. I filmed because my brother was in front of the camera and he couldn't film otherwise I wouldn't touch the thing.
I remember for a Christmas, I received a package of tape cassettes and I was so excited but at the same time I didn't want to waste them on dumb footage. Til this day, I have never used those tapes.
Fast forward to now, I'm glad cameras take SD cards so I can film and erase virtually an endless amount of footage. My fear of filming vanished.