I absolutely adore the setup that you have there. That's the type of way I'd approach it too.
That old camera is beautiful! I have one very similar - it's generic in nature with 2mp. I also have one even older that writes its images to a floppy disk (!!). My USB/floppy reader gave up the ghost, but I've got a new one arriving tomorrow. When it arrives I'm going to resume #crappycameraphotos - the art of taking good pictures with old "crappy" cameras.