Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMinchin View Post

What film? Developer? Exposure development combination? What paper? What developer, stop, fix combination? Toner(s)? Dodging? Burning? Sharp or unsharp masks? Presentation?

That's a very condensed list as I'm on my lunch break!
I think the point Clive is making is that all the things you listed are related to the "craft", they are all learnable, even industrial, processes and tools.

The "magic" of good photography is in seeing, and I'll add deciding, how to use the tools and processes we have available.