I'd say that exposing the film is about 75% intuitive for me and exposing the paper is probably around 90% intuitive.
(caveat: I pretty much only shoot B&W negative film anymore).
Unless the camera has a built in meter, I'll guess the exposure and sometimes check it with a simple meter.
In the darkroom, I don't even bother to make test strips anymore.
If I cannot make a decent print in three or four tries, I'll move on.
Photography is supposed to be fun.
Obsessing about little, insignificant details is not fun for me.
(EDIT: My work, which has nothing to do with photography, is all about the details.)
Last edited by BradS; 01-03-2012 at 04:01 PM. Click to view previous post history.