I'm around 40:60 shooting to processing and administrative work.. I shoot wildlife, so when I've had a really good shoot, I'll have a couple of thousand images to cull and pick "winners", which are typically 5% or less. I'm looking at eye-light, tack-sharp focus, best head-angle, etc., etc. I use Photo Mechanic to view up to 32-images at once and can often jump page by page, but when the action gets interesting, then it's image by image. Once I've narrowed down to 20 to 50, the processing is about 1-minute per image. I'll adjust lighting on whole groups that have similar lighting, then set the crop on each, individually. Shadows and Highlights may or may not require individual attention. Only 1 in 1000 ends up in Photoshop, to clone out a distraction that ruining an otherwise top grade shot. Uploading and tagging usually takes another 30-minutes, total, which is the best of the best only. Uploading to Getty is another painful chore. Even with some batch tagging, it seems like it's 5-minutes per image. I only do this once every other month, but it seems to take hours, doing batches of 50. I allocate a couple of days per quarter to chase down infringers and consult with my attorney. It's frustrating, but it leads to my biggest paydays. Still, it's easily 16-20 hours per quarter. All-in, it's around 24-hours per week, with 10-hours shooting and 10-hours processing and 4-hours administrative work. Oh, I forgot, bulk Registering my stuff with the US Copyright Office is another 2-hours per quarter, but that's included in my averages. I have a full-time job as a risk consultant to banks and play trumpet in a couple of bands, so my days are full. The work element of my photography is sizeable, but I still enjoy it it. Similarly, playing trumpet requires an investment in practice, rehearsal and maintenance of my chops. I play trumpet to enjoy the performances, but the practice and rehearsal time vs. performance is more like 90:10 preparation vs. performance. In that light, photography doesn't seem so bad.