I stared photoing with a browie hawkeye twin lens reflex in 1961 and had a dark room at that time. Today, I have 6 rolls in progress and will develop and scan this weekend. So 61 years. Hey, no wonder I am so good... just kiddin. But 40 years straight of film gives a foundation in the basics. Over a decade ago was appointed to head the mentor program for PPA in northern Ca so I guess i learned something I could pass on.