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busyjordy 05-28-2013 01:58 PM

Re: Contests
I'm a photographer mainly, retouching is something I do when I have to but it's not my main area of expertise.

vpep 05-28-2013 02:09 PM

Re: Contests
I haven't received a contest announcement for quite some time... possibly a year or longer. Also, my area of expertise is architectural retouching; I don't have the glamorous-model-retouching skillset, and many contests in the past seemed to focus on that. I'm thinking about doing some training in that area, though, so may give it a shot in the future.

andera22 05-28-2013 02:24 PM

Re: Contests
I didn't even realize you HAD contests! So, I must assume that you aren't publicizing them very well. I would really enjoy participating!

jeremy1986 05-28-2013 02:25 PM

Re: Contests
I didn't know there was a contest.. is there away to subscribe to them to get notifications when there is one?

tomato1236 05-28-2013 02:27 PM

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Why didn't I participate? Let me count the ways:

A) I wasn't notified of any contests, though I know they're monthly.

B) I've done two contests before and wasn't crazy about them.

C) The prizes are small like tools that pro retouchers don't use, ie. software packages full of ready-made filters, etc.

D) Most of the retouchers here are beginners.

E) There are other contests online that are a higher priority. Bigger prizes, publication, and more clout when placed on my resume.

F) The number one reason these contests are a drag is that after an hour of work, you can only upload it smaller than the surface of my thumb unless you pay to be a member. And there's no incentive to pay to be a special member when the prizes aren't interesting, and other features like tutorials aren't by industry leaders, or that's my impression. Most of the posters are hobbyists, etc.

matricularse 05-28-2013 02:32 PM

Re: Contests

Originally Posted by pooh4jvn (Post 316518)
I had no idea there were any contests.

Same here.

deano_fararri 05-28-2013 02:48 PM

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I did not know about contests until i got this email. :)

braveis 05-28-2013 02:56 PM

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No idea that it was a contest... :/

mp67 05-28-2013 02:59 PM

Re: Contests
I didn't know either ...

Cameraken 05-28-2013 03:20 PM

Re: Contests
There are 110 responses already to this poll because we were sent an email.
An email from RetouchPro announcing the start of a competition may make a big increase to the number of entries.:idea:

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