Her son, H. H. H. Cameron, a photographer himself, recalled that “when focussing and she came to that which was beautiful to her, she stopped there, instead of screwing the lens to the more clearly defined focus which at that time all photographers aimed to secure. (Julia Margaret) Cameron herself, in a letter to Sir John Herschel [England 1782-1871], asked “What is focus- & who has a right to say what focus is the legitimate focus? It is, therefore, not surprising that her images were unsharp; what is more amazing is that some are sharp
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