A modern photographer (I shan't say who) was nattering at me about how he was ever so much better than any of us from the good old days of photography, specifically, the time when I was in the Vietnam War (early '60s). Was he now....
I grant the equipment today is far superior to what was available back then. But let's see who was/is better.
Let's level the playing field by limiting you to what I had available:
First, put gaffers tape over your LCD. There was no chimping with film cameras.
Second, set your camera to "M" mode. We only had manual cameras back then. Lucky for you, we did have in-camera metering.
Next, set your ISO to one of 32, 64, 100, 200, or 400, the ASA of the film available in SE Asia at the time. You may only reset your ISO between "rolls." And oh yes, it you chose ISO 400, you must set your camera to monochrome. There was no color film available at that ASA.
Set your camera to JPEG, to simulate standard processing. All shots are SOOC. No fancy darkroom (PP) work. That stuff was not available.
Next, chose a prime lens at one of the following focal lengths: 28mm; 35mm; 50mm; 85mm; 100mm; or 200mm. These are what was available, not what I had (I used a 50mm f/1.8 almost all of the time, with 135mm f/2 occasionally). If you don't have a prime lens, then set your zoom lens to the appropriate focal length and then don't change it. No fair cheating!!!
If you want to change lenses while shooting a "roll," fine, as long as you limit yourself to the listed focal lengths. If you're using a zoom lens set to a "fixed" focal length, you must dismount it, change it, and remount it to simulate swapping lenses out of your bag. Again, no cheating.
Set your lenses and camera to MF (manual focus). There was no autofocus back then.
Limit your sessions to 20 shots each (one "roll"), changing cards between "rolls."
Go out and shoot multiple moving subjects in widely varying light conditions per "roll," using only in-camera metering.
Every 5th or 6th "roll," pretend someone is shooting at you (and NOT with a camera!). For greater realism, try doing all this in a paintball firefight. If you get hit, you lose!
Remember, your shots are SOOC. No post-processing of any kind, not even cropping. Those darkroom services were simply not available in SE Asia at the time. That had to wait until I got home.
Compare your results with mine. I had an average of 12-14 definitely usables (good enough to send home to Mom) and 2-3 definitely unusables (pure crap) per roll, with 3-4 keepers (good enough to publish, i.e., better than the average bear). Published shots were processed and/or cropped during printing, but not by me.
Have fun! But remember, one paintball splat and you are at least wounded, perhaps dead. I was wounded twice, and not with paintballs: once in '61 and once in '63. I lost both times.
Yea, I know '61 and '63 were early in the war. I was an "advisor." (Those of you who are old enough may remember what an advisor was.) Nobody took my advice then and nobody takes my advice now. Some things never change.