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Old 08-11-2008, 07:55 PM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

Thanks for your positive and encouraging post. It's refreshing to hear from someone who enjoys passing along information.
It's not always easy being a good teacher but if the underlying attitude is there, there will always be positive results.

I thought it would be interesting and amusing to see what google has to say about teaching:
Search > what makes a good teacher

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...eacher&spell=1


My teaching efforts definitly need improvement.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:35 AM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

That has to be the best post on here in a while from someone who has passion about the industry and what it takes to do it day to day.

Better to become a master , than a jack of all trades at the end of the day
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:05 AM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

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When you go into that interview with a small skillset but the ability to articulate your passion for photography and printing you make yourself attractive to any prospective employer.


Maybe at Box, where they need devoted minions to support the top guys, but not at many other houses. They need retouchers.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

How long have you been employed at Box?
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:34 PM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

That was a good read Adam. I know I will never be a top notch retoucher because I lack one element... artistic talent. I'm one of the guys that still has trouble drawing stick figures.

BUT... I can retouch someone else's work at least good enough to make a few bucks now and then. We all have our talents in this world and they don't always match our passions.

I've learned a lot on this site and others like it. I've found I learn better when I am encouraged and guided by people like the moderators here on RTP. It is truly a shame that recently, a group of so called pros, seem to have more fun viciously criticizing rather than teaching. If something is not done THEIR way then it is not professional.

Great to have comments like yours on the board.

Butch
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

Wise words indeed.

Thanks
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:08 PM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

So, again, how long have you've been at Box? Start at the bottom?
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:36 PM
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Re: What makes a great retoucher?

I have reach that level by doing many things that you have said. Its true but I wish you could have write this like 7 years earlier so i wouldn't waste so much time. It take sheer love and commitment. 1 things that is very important in art or anything in life is ....a hand of skill can never make up for the emptiness of heart.....Good luck to all of you out there.
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