Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
What if you'd started by consistently producing well-exposed and well-processed negatives? Wouldn't you still be where you are today?

Why do you feel that this self-flagilation is necessary?
It's not self-flagellation. It's figuring out how and why things work the wy they do.

There is also the thought that with the first few rolls I did myself I simply wanted to prove I could before throwing lots of money at it.

Patience provided a good schooling and in time a nice JOBO for next to nothing.

Had I rushed to get all the perfect tools I would have spent much more and not really understood the ins and outs.