Prior to development, I code my film with size, and sequence number ("119"th film of ) year ("03"), and record developer type, time and temperature. In printing, I'll keep this coding and, with the addition of a frame number (more or less coinciding with edge marking), record, in home-made table, the information associated, with notes; i.e., Film/frame#, Enlarger column height, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow fltration (even as used in printing VC black and white), and, if necssary a tiny sketch to remind me of dodging and burning.Originally Posted by Robert
Hmm... "everything that's involved in not just reproducing a print, but improving it...". When ...? I don't have a crystal ball, so I don't know what will work in the future ...??? Once I "improve it" I record it... I can only work with history.
I also keep "Lab Notes" -- iformation that may prove to be of interest in the future - very little of it does - but the 0.1% that does is invaluable.