I'm reading about fancy, expensive cameras. A Hasselblad medium format will set you back over $10,000. A decent Nikon is about half that amount. Those prices are a lot of money.
Fortunately, there's an alternative -- cheap cameras. A Holga is only $20 and most vintage film cameras can be picked up for less. Of the five working cameras I have, my favorite cost me five bucks. It's a 1963 Brownie Starmite II. The camera was manufactured in July 1963 and cost $12 new.
Last Fall I used the Brownie to snap this picture of an old truck at a farm on the East end of Long Island. Photography doesn't have to be expensive.