Eli, I can sympathize with the spirit of your idea, and am also sensitive to those who earn a living writing about or teaching their hard earned techniques. I can tell you I've bought my share of books and am trying to learn those techniques the hard way myself and it's a long road (but a satisfying one). However, it's occurred to me that we analog shooters might be helping to keep our craft going strong by sharing basic information as you say. Doing this helps encourage other hobbyists to give our seemingly daunting medieval analog techniques a try, and helps them solve frustrating problems like scratched sheet film during development. It's in our interest to help along other analog shooters so that they buy more film, paper and chemistry!
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