The more you shoot, the more you edit. The more you edit, the less money you make.
Many of the photographers I know have a love/hate relationship with editing their work. The truth is, for many photographers, editing and processing images is one of the most burdensome aspects of their photography. It’s not uncommon for photographers to take 2-3 months, or more, to finish processing an average wedding. In fact, a while back (when this blog first started), I posted some stats about how photographers spend their time.
I posted the following chart, and the results are pretty interesting to me:
On average, photographers are spending more than 15 hours a week on editing images. That’s 50% more time than they even spend shooting. Who wants to spend an hour and a half editing for every hour you shoot?!
Now, I realize that for some photographers, what happens in the digital darkroom is as important