Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
My point is simply that assuming one does not go down too many rat holes and doesn't read too much nonsense, it isn't all that hard to make good negatives, while developing top notch printing skills, tools and techniques takes more practice, and really expands the arsenal of creative controls.
That's the truth. I wish I could go back in time and have a little talk with myself about just sticking with the process I started with (which was working) and learn it in and out, following standard practices that worked for many people for years... At least I have learned a thing or two along the way and (thank god) have become a better printer in that time as well. Printing is definitely where it's at.