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Old 05-23-2006, 10:07 PM
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Aceman, you bring up a good point...

I wonder how selective they are regarding the work they accept?
I wonder how much they refuse to tackle since they know they will 'lose their shirt" due to severity of the original?

I can, just as they do, have one price for every single job I do. This means that I'll look carefully at each image that is brought to me and judge it along the lines of: is it worth my time to work on this image so I can make, say, $50?

And if the volume of images to restore is high enough, than I can afford to be selective.... VERY selective....

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I see 30 mins beign mentioned a lot, this is probably my fault. Artists had to do on average 15 photos a day. Because it was one price fits all, a lot of the work was of a difficult nature. 30 mins was about what people would aim for for the majority of their images. Some of course would take a lot less time, and some would take a while longer.
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I dont want to take anythign away from the artists who work there though, as even though it was a quick cheap job, I havent seen too many, if any,
" professional " places do any better work then photopages could, in fact a lot of the quality in the industry really is laughable.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:16 PM
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Yeah im not sure what happens now. But we used to turn away a lot of images.

Anyways im raving a bit.

Ninety9 will know a lot more about how things work at photowonder these days.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:22 PM
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That's got to be the answer why they charge the same regardless of the image and at the same time expect every image to be done in "30 minutes"

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we used to turn away a lot of images.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:49 PM
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Anyways ive said my piece time to move on.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:07 AM
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I would like to correct their learn more page, where it talks about other retouchers/restorers. They rubbish stand alone/small business restorers, with trash. So this is how I feel the Current Model section should read:

Price Structure
Requires a custom quote that will vary based on the level of work. That way you only pay for the work you require.

Lead Time
Dependable and short lead time of between 3-5 working days.

Process
Complex, precise and tailored to the customers needs

Quality
High quality workmanship gained through years of experience and 1 to 1 communication with customer needs

Capacity
Bulk orders are welcome, and we have retouchers ready to meet the demands of large orders.

Capability
Will work on any image, no matter how difficult. With a realistic expectation of what the finished product will look like.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:03 PM
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I agree with some of the people here regarding the de-touched boy on the front page... definatley too good to be true.

As a photographer, I love the grunge effect and it looks like a simple desat and wall texture overlay to me... very dodgy.
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:45 PM
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The thought of entrusting 'precious memories' to what I see as an impersonal, production-line type setup is a contradiction that sends me cold.
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