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This weekend..... Is MAD!

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Old 01-14-2012, 07:26 AM
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This weekend..... Is MAD!

Thursday night I got the file to retouch for a March issue magazine cover.... Had to be finished for first thing Friday.... OK, Done that overnight, so with all the overtime, a nice fat fee! Then....

Phone rings..... London based celebrity photographer, shooting (fri 13th). I remind him about the time difference *facepalm* Has four shots for me to have finished by Monday...

Bang! There goes my weekend, as I have another job with 20 images booked in over the weekend. Oh well, things seem to be getting back to normal.

Then Friday evening, the magazine decide to change the image. So now working on another that has to be done by lunchtime.

All of these on overtime... WooHoo! Think I may be ordering the Mustang on Monday.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:06 AM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Read in it whatever you want.... I think it is nice to see that the AD world is getting busy again. It used to be like this all the time. The past few years have been shit! But there you go. I will keep quite from now if you think I was gloating.

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Old 01-14-2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Feast or famine, my friend.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:21 AM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Well that has always been the nature of retouching... But lately I have seen some great retouchers go through lean times. We have all had to cut back in more ways than one. I just hope it is on the turn. Would be nice to get back to normal. Although we used to moan about it! LOL!
Whereabouts in Florida are you? I used to have a house in Florida. Spent 6 -8 weeks a year there for around 10 years.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:54 AM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

I hear ya. I've been working my normal gig in Winter Park, and freelancing at home pretty much 2-4 hours a day, 3-4 nights a week since April. I'm lucky I have a friend who needs help and throws some stuff my way.

Magazine covers can make you feel like you're jumping through the flaming hoop. Backwards.

The holidays gave me a well deserved break from the freelance but now I'm (almost) ready. Soon, I'll be wishing for a lull again.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Hey! I know Winter Park! Lovely little town. The Tiffany museum is there. There is a really nice little Italian we used to have lunch in whenever we were there. Man I wish I was there now... We have -19 degrees at the moment. I had a place in Winter Garden.

Usually the covers run through with no problem. But this one was a bit odd. Still all finished now.

Hoping to be back there in October, for a bit of a family reunion, well, that's the plan!
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:07 PM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Well... at least you have great rates.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:11 PM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

Why wouldn't I.... I alway drum that into my students.... Only a few people can do this the right way... Not many do. Do it right and charge the right money.

What is the point of offering these services at min wage. May as well go stack shelves.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:45 PM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

At my rates, I would earn ten times more stacking shelves... I just hope things pick up soon, I'm trying very hard to prove myself to publishers.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: This weekend..... Is MAD!

What? Then perhaps you should do something else? Sounds like you are charging $1 an hour!
If that is the case.... STOP!
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