do i all!!!!!!!!!!! damn it!
If you are doing it, do it all! you can build a camera obscura and do some pinhole or even use a ruined retroprojector, use it´s lens (around 300mm) add a diafragm to improve quality and luminosity, to the fotosensitive support you can do a calotipe or even better a wet collodion, then print it on cianotype, albumine, gum or something similar then you should get really fullfilled as a photographic image producer! strangely if you do it more or less wright you´ll get some good quality pictures, or not...