If I’m not being paid then I’ll usually take pictures when I want, less than half the time, and I’m not trying to make sure I get every shot or every important moment. If I want to have dinner and miss something, go to a class, meet with friends, see family, I don’t feel guilty. My goal is the capture the moments when it feels right and not be forced. This is also my thoughts when it comes to being paid at events, but try to go above and get that shot I need of the subject I need to capture.
Afterwards, my editing style and effort changes if I’m paid or not, and the requirements. For my own stuff, could be a month later when I get some pictures up, or could be that same week. All depends on how much time I can commit to it. If I’m being paid, it depends on what the contract states and usually can get things done within a week and posted. I have made my own presets that I use, and change bulk editing depending on my camera settings and feel I’m trying to get, but I do have my style that I like. Extra time for better white balance between every photo doesn’t usually happen unless I’m being paid, because over a multi day weekend festival, I could have around 6000 shots, and after culling down a couple times, hopefully be under 600 captures of those unique perfect moments. Out of those 6000, chances are there will be over 2500 that could be posted up, but would include those moments before and after that amazing shot. You don’t need to post 5 pictures of that one moment, just the single one is needed.
Realistically the time I put into editing ranges from 1-4 hours for each hour of shooting at the event. 1 Hour more when I’m shooting for myself, and 2-4 hours for when I’m being paid. Those extra details and time does bring about better overall quality, but will result in fewer pictures in the end as I’m trying to get the best of the best and focus on those.