chapter  1
Reviewing Darkroom Fundamentals
Pages 12

Many photographers actually make worse prints after a year or two of experience in the darkroom than they did when they first started. It is so easy to expose and develop a piece of printing paper that they give in to the temptation to relax and begin taking short cuts without realizing the difference between convenience and bad habit. The resulting loss of print quality can happen so gradually that it isn't even noticed.