Originally Posted by lancekingphoto
As others have pointed out, I think "self-taught" is a bit of an oxymoron. You can't teach yourself what you don't know
It's called experimentation. Most of what I know professionally I learned that way. Nobody taught me.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.