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The Film Photography Handbook by Monika Andrae, Chris Marquardt

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10

Fun with “Planned Accidents”

10.1Cameras and Optics

If you consider how complicated our modern digital cameras are, it can be helpful and refreshing to remember that a camera is basically nothing more than a dark box with a hole in it and a shutter, with a piece of film or photo paper inside.

There are many cameras and optics nowadays that can let you experience the joy of low-tech photography. The less there is for you to adjust, the quicker you can shoot pictures instead of battling with buttons and wheels. See subject, point camera, shoot. That’s how easy photography can be.

10.1.1The Box Camera

The box camera is one of the dinosaurs among ...

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