Originally Posted by Xmas
The library is good just looking at Ansells photos gives us all a goal to aim at.
Adding a Borax bath after any developer will help any inadvertent underexposure.
But I think the story about one of the other self taught female photographers was when a photographer asked how she got the grain in her photos, the answer I drop the film off at the local shop.
So don't get worried about details if it works.
You are right to be worried about trix, however eg Ilford and Forma produce acceptable alternatives. But you don't need to jump into the lifeboat on the Titanic unless she bumps into a berg.
Is this true about borax and under exposure? Does this JUST bring up the shadows? Or could it potentially blow highlights too?