Contact Sheets: Yea or Nea?
For years I have developed my films, cut them into strips, put them on my light table, looked at them with a loupe and selected a few shots that I decided to scan.
But yesterday I snapped a picture of an entire film on my light table with my iPhone, transferred it to my Mac with Airdrop, opened it in Photoshop, inverted the picture and looked at it. To my surprise, I saw a few good pictures that I would have missed by only looking at the negatives. From now on, this will be my standard workflow because looking at an entire film as a positive is a great way of judging whether some of the photo are good. I night actually make a printout of that contact sheet and file it with my negatives after I put them in a sleeve.
Do you do something similar?