I am still very much a novice, but am trying to learn. I don't post-process all of my photos. I just select a special few I think would benefit.
I like Lightroom because it is much easier to use and is more user friendly than Photoshop, although you can do much more with Photoshop. Once you are familiar with the software it does not take very long unless you are doing a lot to the photo such as HDR, special effects & texts. Most photos I simply increase the sharpness/clarity, vibrance and saturation slightly and maybe play with the highlights and shadows. That usually only takes 30 to 60 seconds per photo. Again that is once you are familiar with the software, the first few were very time consuming and disappointing. If I have several photos taken in similar conditions, I can apply the same process to all at the same time.
I am just starting to try my hand at HDR, so I will undoubtedly get better and faster, but right now it is taking 15 to 60 minutes, however a lot of that is going back forth by trial and error to see what I like.
What I did with Yukon Don's and my photos was not true HDR. True HDR uses several photos of the same scene with different exposures by the camera. I used a single photo and created the same process. It frequently will improve a photo, particularly one with high contrasts, but is not as good as with multiple exposures from the camera.
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