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Old 01-20-2010, 02:24 PM
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Re: making a living

I seem to be in a similar position to you as well and often wonder the same thing. I work full time as a makeup artist doing fashion/advertising work and have recently decided to get more serious with retouching, as it lends itself very nicely to the experience and contacts I already have. I've noticed it's been tough the last 6 months and am really hoping with some networking and continued hard work on my portfolio, I'll get to a point where makeup and retouching work is 50/50.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:52 AM
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Re: making a living

Again let me say thanks to anyone with input.
KR1156,No I dont think I would want to do it for a living, I have a feeling that the money/job availabilities are not so great in Canada,(NOT SURE).
The reason For this post is for lesser experienced retouchers to have GO TO people who for advice,people who actually do it.
Katie,theres a guy named Glenn Honiball he works out of Toronto,also has a book out
you might contact him and ask
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: making a living

Just A handful of people HMMM not so good job outlook I would say
Considering the amount of people on this site
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:08 AM
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Ok So over 600 views on this topic and not much comment.Interesting
I think if I were spending Many Many Hours Learning a Skill I would want to Know people were making a living at it
People seem more interested in how other artists do there work than seeing if there is actually money to be made in a profession they chose to do, kind of scary
Just my opinion
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:58 AM
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Re: making a living

I agree. I thought there would at least be a "show of hands". Could be the real pros are too busy.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:26 AM
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I agree. I thought there would at least be a "show of hands". Could be the real pros are too busy.
I didn't see this topic before... I was busy

I don't think nobody is trying to be rude or ignoring the topic but it's like... you already know who makes a living out of this... I mean... If I read Conrad or Chris showing hands I'm just gonna say "duh"

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:54 AM
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Re: making a living

So that's 2 more? That makes 8 or 9 pros on RetouchPro.

Hey, we're ALL busy.

Oops, back to work.

Cheers

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:06 AM
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you already know who makes a living out of this...x
Obviously some of us don't.

I know some folks are on here all day and that's cool. I'm not. The pros are probably bustin their collective butts. But the OP asked a valid question trying to get a feel for the job market and heard...crickets.

You can probably understand his concern.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:15 AM
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Re: making a living

Basically Just Curious
I used to give lectures on the photo job market
so I am always Curious how Different venues are
Since there are a large group of people here I thought it would be a good place to ask
I realize people get busy But I also see that over 600 views have been on this post
So the answer to viewing ratio is really off
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:44 PM
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Re: making a living

I retouch for a living, and have been doing so for ten years now. I just moved to NYC in August last year and it took me about six weeks to land a full-time gig at a studio in SoHo (after freelancing for them for several weeks).

Doing fashion and beauty work is way more fun than automotive retouching! Very glad I moved.
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