I have only had access to a darkroom for 6 months, but in that time I have discovered that I really enjoy making prints. Lately I have been feeling discouraged because I am having difficulty creating prints which have good tonality and are not too dark. I think part of my frustration is because I'm getting better, but also more picky. Lately I have tried a method of split-filter printing described here and I think it works very well for the most part. I took it one step further and started burning in areas with a #5 contrast filter, and I like being able to darken just shadows, and perhaps dark-midtones. But my prints are still coming out a little too dark, and I wonder if it is because of dry-down? I've been looking for intermediate-advanced level books that get into the nuts and bolts of darkroom printing, and I can't seem to find any. Anyway, I wanted to create this thread to serve as a resource and place for experienced printmakers to share their tips and tricks.