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Old 02-22-2007, 12:10 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

That's what I thought, aaRonology101. I think I have to rethink my work flow to get myself up to speed.

By the way, I started to get quite a few inquiries for work from the photographers who offered test prints for my portfolio. Some of them work out of Europe. I think it was just simply because I have a lot of space to ftp large images to and I made it easy for them to upload and download. I also made web pages with Dreamweaver for them to check out my progress. I'm actually a bit perplexed that they would want my slow-paced work, and I'm guessing that it has something to do with ease-of-use. Heck, if I can suddenly get a bunch of work, I'm sure you can. BTW, if you need a lot of ftp space, check out http://order.1and1.com/


Thanks for the input,
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:03 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

in this world its truly WHO you know and not WHAT you know.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:08 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

There are ways to make your workflow faster by useing layers, its not cheating... And not all images take 3 hrs. Alot depends on the file size, what the photog wants done, and how experienced you are. If your retouching hair for the first time your not going to be Speedy Gonzalus. If your cloning out logos on clothing that is heavly folded and has threads that must align its going to take you a while to do. Remember when your new your eyes are still adjusting to what needs to be done...sometimes you spend more time looking at the image, wondering what to do next then actually working on it! Anyway, work at your own speed, in time you will come across tutorials and other ways to do things that will speed you up. Talk to other retouchers, post some pics on the site and ask how they would go about getting certian results...its works...

also, use a tablet not a mouse...that saves alot of time also...
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:45 AM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

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in this world its truly WHO you know and not WHAT you know.

BS

Work speaks for itself.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:03 AM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

you think its BS, i see it as truth ..

what good is it having good work if you cant get people to look at it, appreciate it, and get you leads with it. again, its not what you know at times, its who you know that will take you places in the industry.

maybe you're right. maybe my work just sucks which is why im not getting anywhere with it. thanks for the encouragement Ant, and thanks for your support.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:34 AM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

I love a peppering of Ant-comments here and there. It really spices things up.

Anyhow, my beginner-self has been flirting with a Swedish photographer who really wants me to work on his photos. My quote, however, is way over his budget. ($175 an image). He was quoted by "someone else" for doing 6 images for $120, but he likes my work and wants me to compromise my rate in exchange for crediting my name and supplying copies of the magazine for my portfolio. I'm considering it for adding to my portfolio and the practice/experimentation. However, he says he would have a lot of work coming my way, and who could sustain such a rate?

A penny for your thoughts?

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:03 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

Based on this image, presuming that my work is consistent with other images, what would I be worth as a NYC retoucher?

Thank you.

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:13 PM
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you think its BS, i see it as truth ..

what good is it having good work if you cant get people to look at it, appreciate it, and get you leads with it. again, its not what you know at times, its who you know that will take you places in the industry.

maybe you're right. maybe my work just sucks which is why im not getting anywhere with it. thanks for the encouragement Ant, and thanks for your support.

Your work does not suck. Don't let it get you down.
...Pierre...
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:29 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

Little Fisher,

Proceed with caution. Get payment up front or at least a deposit. JMO
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: new here / any nyc pro. retouchers here?

This swedish photog...got a name? you can pm me it if you want. I suspect he is just getting started himself which is why he balked at the rate. If that is the case and the credit is worth it to you and of course some money is better than no money then go ahead. If it's not, he's thieving you.

aaRonology101 - pm me if you want to know why you aren't getting work in nyc.
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