Quote Originally Posted by Truzi View Post
Thank you for the advice. I am formulating a plan, and will probably look into the books mentioned.

I do feel bad, however, for not articulating myself adequately. A lot can be accomplished with exposure and when printing; I want to learn what can be done when developing.

If this were the David Letterman show, and there was a segment called "Stupid Developer Tricks," would any advice be different?
Try to achieve a negative that contains all the qualities you need to take the imaging process further. Everything afterwards can be achieved one way or the other through printing techniques etc. If you want coarse grain, choose a fast film and grain accentuating developer such as Rodinal at higher temperatures. For most of the rest, choose the right film and develop normally.