Quote Originally Posted by inthedark
I have seen great "by ear" musicians kind of loose their . . . . awesomeness, when they tried to go back and get a formal education.
And I haven't seen anything in formal (artistic) education which differs too greatly from trial and error (keep in mind I'm in a community college right now). Most of the theory one can learn alone, and the rest can only be learned by doing. In my case, a formal education in photography will (hopefully) do 2 things: Keep me shooting & give me a nice pretty piece of paper with my name on it. Knowledge is aquired by the student, not given by an institution.

So, whatever it is that you do, keep doing it for as long as you're happy with it. You have my blessing, even though you didn't ask for it and I have no earthly idea as to what you do with those process cameras.