My work flow has changed some over the years. Since I am now working almost exclusively with 4x5" sheet film, I typically take advantage of the "individuality" of the film:
Often from a previously-seen and scouted location, I expose film of my subject, typically two sheets of the same composition and exposure.
Process one sheet of film.
Proof the negative to assess composition and contrast.
If the proof continues to interest me and meets my previsualization, I make a finished print. Otherwise it gets filed; perhaps to someday again see the light of an enlarger, likely not.
Repeat the process.
If I am really excited about the subject matter I may expose, develop, and proof the film in the same day, but it may also be separated into different days. But I find that making the final print is best left for a separate printing session, and I only ever finish one print during a session.
But that is just me.
Last edited by Dan Henderson; 07-06-2012 at 10:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.