When I spent 18 months working in Greece as a rep for the Aegina Club, I took that folding 35mm camera with me. As a record of that period of my life, I still enjoy looking through the albums of enprints I have of those days, but, although I understood f-stops and the relationship between shutter-speed, aperture and the ASA rating of the film, I still had little idea about composition and those images are little more than faded snapshots.
I suppose everyone who ends up becoming a reasonably proficient photographer goes through that sort of a stage, especially now. It's more tempting to be snap-happy in this digital age, when you can instantly see the result of what you've taken. Back in the 1970's, before digital cameras arrived on the scene there was no such instant gratification and very often the opportunity was gone if it turned out you had got the exposure wrong.