I often times run across a dilemma before I print negatives, especially people photography. I develop my negatives, make sure I do it right, and then I look at them briefly, and store them in a binder. Then I take them out every once in a while, letting the impression of it sort of soak in.
I cannot take the negative to the darkroom and print it and do well until the impression has sunk in, making sure I understand my 'image'. If I try prematurely I fail miserably. Now this presents an interesting problem, especially with people photography - they usually want feedback and results instantly. Yesterday I printed a negative that had sat for nine months. I hadn't been ready until then.
How do you react to this? What is your method? Can you develop a neg, and as soon as it dries, you start printing?
Thankful for some elaboration on this. Am I the weird odd ball, or are there more people like me