Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
...spend some time learning some basic principles, let your eyes be the boss, and have fun,
Could not have said it better myself. I don't consider myself an expert at all (always a learner), but I have not read a single book on printing technique, neither have I taken any workshops or had any formal training. I have asked questions from those I respect, and taken advice and my own eyes into the darkroom with me, and worked it all out on my own. Printing other people's negatives has also taught me a lot.

Usually my prints are perceived as very well crafted. Now, if I could only learn better how to make outstanding imagery I'd be really happy about my photography...