What does surprise me is the quality of the photos those old Box Brownie cameras could produce. Of course, when they came back from the chemist the prints were a mere 2½” x 1½” so a lot of detail was lost. All the same, this picture of Folkestone harbour was taken on my BB back in 1957 and I am still fairly pleased with it.
Monday, 19 January 2015
That picture I posted yesterday really got me going. I spent far too long trawling through a mass of pathetic teenage and pre-teenage pictures I took using my trusty old Box Brownie camera, the sort where you just pointed the thing and pressed a button. It had to be a reasonably bright day or the result was bleh. Of course, in those days I new nothing about composition, nor did I bother to get human subjects to stand out from the background. I rather suspect that I was aiming to get both landscape and portrait into the one picture! I'm not claiming that my photographic skills are all that much better today, but they are at least a little better.