If you stick with black & white, shutters are more of a luxury than a necessity.

Learn how to use Ansel's hat or Jim Galli's high speed dark slides:
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/2...ll-please.html

And then there's the old standby: Packard's...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uqQmzlRMRI

Learn how to develop by inspection to avoid shutter speed anxiety.

Reinhold

www.Re-inventedPhotoEquip.com