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For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:35 AM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

"Or maybe it's a testament to just how good retouching has become" - in my opinion its getting worse not better, as time goes on. Just bought a copy of Cosmo for a job, and my god, it wasn't like that three years ago.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:02 AM
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mark, ps is so common these days, and so easily accessible, you got everyone with an imac and a copy, pimping themselves as a retoucher...

i passed a mag up here in the us 2 days ago, i had to double-take, cosmo maybe, not sure, but even the cover was very poor...i know covers just happen to be pushed a little further than their counterparts in the inside pages of the story, but it was so retouched it was just flat and pastel...the color was so horribly off from reality.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:16 AM
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An example, someone just quoted me four hours an image for some Cosmo work, its frightening. Some of the covers now are cardboard masks, sad when you know that nine times out of ten the Photography's Ok on them.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:40 AM
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Photo Image Enhancement Editor Specialist....junior!

Excuse my frivolity...

Image Editor sounds good to me.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

I kind of like Post Process Image Technician
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:58 PM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

Pimp Daddy


Sorry, couldn't help myself.


Imaging Specialist is a prepress title, so I wouldn't use that.

"Post processing by"...... is pretty cool, although, when civilians ask what I do, I keep it simple and tell them I'm a photo retoucher. They understand that one.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:09 PM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

actually, after reading this thread again.....i would just keep it true and simple...


photography by:
retouching by:

there's no negative outlook towards you or whatnot, i mean, why not say retouching. why use tricky words. and any "ad" person who criticizes "retouching"....will surer than shit be the first to say...oh well maybe run it through some light retouching as soon as their client says this image doesn't look good.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:47 PM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

I would stay with:
Retouch or retouching

One reason would be for keywording in the web. I found a few good retoucher in my city that I collaborate with thru research on the web. I would have give them work only much later if they call themself otherwise!
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:19 PM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

Oddly we used to get credited as:

Colour

That was it.

Always kind of liked it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:56 AM
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Re: For credit, what do you refer to yourself as?

some humor doesnt hurt anyone eh.. didnt mean to be cynical. title is just vanity when we think of it... imho. what matters at the end is the quality of ur job right ? they wont call you back only for ur fancy name "digital specialist engineer expert"
i would keep it simple: retouch cause everyone gets it, or post processing cause everyone in the field gets it.

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Let's keep it in the realm of reality Salomon.
hey thinking of that, it sounds ironical. we're retouchers right ? we dont sell reality.
...just thought it was funny, dont take it seriously.

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