Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
You should include test prints/attempts, IMO. They are most of the cost of printing. Also, what about film processing cost?
Absolutely, the all-in cost should be figured. The actual cost of the materials used for a single print is nearly irrelevant, it is only in aggregate that it becomes meaningful.

When I toss in all the travel costs, time, depreciation, "GAS' attacks, workshops I go to, and all the other blah, blah, blah I buy for photography, I'd bet that the real total cost of any finished print I put on my own wall is well into the $100's for most and probably well over a $1000 for some.

Similarly for fine art stuff, getting to the first final print ain't cheap.

I doubt that I'm that different for most avid amateurs/semi-pros.