Welcome from the Isle of Wight, England.
I don't write down exposure information at the time but remember it when I process the film. In the envelope I keep the film in I write the date, location, camera details, processing details and exposure info. The exposure information is fairly vague though. Something like: "Mainly f8 @ 1/125" as I tend to use the whole roll in the same light at the same location and only occasionally vary the settings.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
Yeah, when I bother, I write it down in a little notebook and that's about 0.048% of the time. Welcome, Daivd.
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Welcome from up north of you, near Vancouver, British Columbia.
With respect to exposure information, I am often surprised how often I remember it. I think it is because deciding on exposure tends to be a thought process that I approach in a fairly consistent manner. I tend to remember what the light was like, and what I was aiming for, and the resulting exposure settings necessarily fall within a narrow range.
I also make heavy use of "Sunny 16" as a reality check, so that may aid in the remembering as well.
Thanks all. Basically, I'll just continue to keep a couple note cards in my camera bag to take notes on. I think I get so caught up in the moment of taking the pic, that it doesn't seem relevant to try and remember all the little details. Guess that is why I enjoy taking pics. Very freeing, relaxing and plain enjoyable. Can't wait to get out and do some more. Thanks again for all the insights.
I should qualify that I write on the holders when I'm shooting LF because the information is useful in the darkroom. I shoot both sides of a holder for one shot. The information can (sometimes) help me decide how to adjust, if I don't like the first neg, or detect problems with my film, processing, procedure, or equipment.
When I shoot roll film, I do nothing more than note how I have rated it, because what's done is done, as far as that roll is concerned.
That's just, like, my opinion, man...
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