Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
I lean toward "measured & calculated" for exposure& film processing but intuitive for capture & printing if that is what you are asking.

I do make test strips but print more by eye.
I lean towards this. Though I also use what I've always called the "Fisher Fudge Factor." On the back of prints, it will have the filter, aperture, and time written as well as a general description of the burning and dodging, if those were done. If it also says FFF or fff, then I guessed at something based on my gut and prior experience. These frequently turn out just fine. I'm not quite at that point with exposing film, but getting there. I definitely use my gut and seeing what grabs me when deciding which direction to point the camera in the first place.