While it's totally possible to get a camera and then find a subject to photograph, it's definitely much easier to find something you are passionate about and then start capturing it.
If you gave me a camera 10 years ago, I wouldn't have known what to do with it.
Instead, photography came naturally to me when I discovered my passion for the outdoors after moving to the Pacific Northwest.
A camera is a tool to capture what we see. I didn't see anything 10 years ago. I do now.