So how do you deal with the negative - and what do you do with your imagery???
I store the negatives in purpose made sheets in A4 ring binders in my darkroom
I have three (at least) distinct types of photos.
1. Those I take for myself. I don't care what others think of them, they reflect my view of the world and that's that. They're all taken with a 5x4 camera (preferably) or 120 film in 6x7 or 6x6. Digital can't meet my standards and requirements. They're intended for printing to 12x16/A3 size at the smallest. I'll develop, scan and print digitally, taking as much trouble as it takes to get the print I envisaged before I released the shutter. On a particularly profligate day in the Highlands of Scotland I once made 6 exposures - but that was machine gunning by my standards. For what it's worth, I have sold through a local gallery.
2. Those I take as holiday snaps or records of days out. Usually with a Sony a7r or a7rii, hardly ever printed, and not much care lavished on composition or anything much beyond getting an image recorded.
3. I've been involved with some voluntary groups and have produced photographs for them. Mainly Friends of Hove Park, whose web site I produce. I've generally tried to be creative with photos that weren't purely made as a record but haven't worried overmuch about technical matters (aperture priority auto with manual focus lenses on the Sony; sometimes exposure compensation applied).
4. Really a spin off from the others. I've been producing magazine articles for a while for a local magazine and illustrating with my photos. More recently, a series on photography. I've also produced the cover photo for over a dozen issues.
On the taking/editing side, I start from having decided what I want the print to look like when I'm considering the subject, so I make all the decisions about composition and exposure at the start. I don't take multiple shots from different positions and pick the best of the bunch, because I'm confident that I've got the best camera position I can when I set up the tripod. After that, I regard everything else as a hard slog to get to the print; both darkroom and Photoshop are necessary evils that have to be met. The fun part is being out and looking for images and viewing the final finished print. Everything in between is just hard work.