As opposed to...

4x5 pinhole camera. Kodak TMY film.

4x5 pinhole camera. Kodak TMY film.

This is as primitive as one can get using film as a medium, at least. No lens, just a hole in a box. We used a bubble level to keep the horizon straight but that's about it. We can't compose the picture, we can only point and guess. There's a light-leak on the right of the frame, but that's okay too.