My photographic process has 5 main steps.
First, I find something(s) to take a picture of.
I shoot the picture(s).
Later, I transfer the picture(s) from my camera to my laptop.
I edit the image(s) using 3 different photo editing apps. Depending on how many images I took it can take hours. Or days.
After editing, I evaluate the results. According to my own artistic standards I select the acceptable finished photo(s) and upload the final product(s) to my online portfolio at Fine Art America.
The entire process can take hours. Or days.
Some of my fine art photos end up in my computer trash bin. Some are deemed more or less acceptable and kept, not utilized but saved as digital images on my computer. Some are deemed good (or great) and end up in my portfolio. I never know until I finish final editing.