I only wish the modern diigital had been available then.
But today's digital camera has hijacked decent photography. We no longer take Photographs with a cap P but we take snaps with a small s
Millions of them. We don't try to avoid backgrounds showing telephone poles sprouting out of the subjects heads, we don't any longer suffer every click of the shutter draining real money out of our pockets --- we bang away and more capable the camera-phone the more tthe world & his wife flood us with truly abysmal-quality snaps.
There has not been a sea-change in photography but a tectonic shift. There is no editiing, no moderation, and precious little quality. Sites are overwhelmed with badly-composed rubbish and we are expected to say "oooh, luvverly" --- few snappers bother to use a digital photo-editor to correct/improve, anything goes, and mighty bad it is.
In a sense the modern digital & especially the camera-phone represents the death of photography.
Anybody care to say "snap" to agree with me?