Thank you as well for all that! Well here's how I'm currently working. As a side note, despite the photos, I've done no pushing yet. I've only developed as Ilford says on their website. I thought that would be the best place to start. 7 min for such and such? Let's start with that. Anyways, that's how I've been developing so far. So here's how I work... 1) Put film in camera: 400 iso? Turn the dial to 400. Film says 3200? Turn the dial to 3200. (I thought 3200 was the film iso I was supposed to let my camera know). 2) Shoot a scene making sure the landscape has a green dot or a red dot from my camera meter. This I was thinking was giving me a good exposure. The land with the exposure dot, not the sky. 3) Develop it as Ilford's website says. Now, I can see my photos have an underexposed look going on. I want to fix that and try the two bath development. How do I go about that? For instance, if Ilford says 4 min on such and such a film, do I develop the film in, say, Ilfosol 3 for 4 min, dump that out, add water for 3 min, dump that out, put in stop bath for 1 min, dump that out then fix for 4 min? Or, if I'm going to do the two bath way, do I develop the film completely different with the development chemicals doing this 20% thing I've seen both in that Ansel Adams book and now here? How critical is 20% Also, if the film says 400 isn't that what you're supposed to put in your camera's iso? That's taking into consideration you're not going to push or pull though. That's what I've learned so far... edit: I have some filters: red, orange and yellow, polariser and ND filter. another edit: I do have Kodak Tri-X 400 film. For developer chemicals right now I have Ilford Ilfosol 3 and Ilfotec DDX. I want to finish what I have before buying another one.