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What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the UK?

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Old 07-04-2007, 03:13 AM
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Re: What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the UK?

Well hello for the first time...
If you’d like to know what freelancers earn in central london working for top advertising agencies without a recruitment agent placing you.... You could get up to as much as £350- £400 a day. BUT, the market is flooded with so called retouchers and people that think they can use photoshop taking most of the lower paid jobs making life for joe blogs quite slow on the work front. As discussed previously, every job / client has it’s own budget and idea of creativity that goes into each project, so try not to sell yourself too short and in reverse not go over board on the rate... Pitch yourslef where you feel comfortable... Hourly rates for freelancers through recruitment agencies range from £12 - £35, pending on your tax status too. From my experience most Photographers at the moment, do it themselves to earn extra money as the budgets and work has been drying up out there over the last 4-5 years... And then if you get anything to do with Fashion (the worst paid area) you’ll more than likely end up doing it for free.) Working with Photographers that pay you well are rare indeed. So good luck in your quest..

I hope the above helps....

Ben
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:21 PM
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Re: What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the UK?

Shame... I used to get £300 an hour.. Now I get around £100 - £150 per hour.
If it is editorial, then I will charge per image, But they have to pay for ammendments and Proofs.

Depends on the Job. But this is for REAL creative retouching, not smudging!

Unfortunately, loads of crappy so called "retouchers" are killing the marketplace.

But hey, the companies that pay £15 per hour, get the work they deserve!

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Old 07-11-2007, 06:55 PM
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Re: What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the UK?

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Unfortunately, loads of crappy so called "retouchers" are killing the marketplace.
it's also the fact that a "good enough" quality level is now acceptable, so you could also put some of the blame on art directors as well...
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:30 PM
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Re: What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the UK?

Definately!
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:21 AM
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Re: What To Charge for Freelance Retouching in the

Hi Cainam

I am from jaipur, rajasthan, india, I work for retouching, in reasonable prise. you can see my all product on my website www.photostouching.com
I wish that u like my work.

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Arvind Kumar Shakun
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From my experience: Always rate your work by 'the job', not by 'the hour'.
This gives you the possibility to remain flexible.
What I mean is: for average retouching (the kind of work that many average retouchers could do), you charge modest prices. If you don't, your client might go anywhere.
Once you know that you have something to offer, others don't, you might raise your prices...and no one will argue about it.
That's how I did it, and it works.

Also remember:
"Small Photographers" do their own retouching and "Great Photographers" only want the best retouchers to work on their photos.

I might be wrong, but if you want to earn a good living, you'd better be good, Chiefretouch.

To all the members or 'RetouchPRO' who earn their living only with retouching, raise your finger!
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:36 PM
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Hi Cainam

I am from jaipur, rajasthan, india, I work for retouching, in reasonable prise. you can see my all product on my website www.photostouching.com
I wish that u like my work.

Thanks
Arvind Kumar Shakun
e-mail- info@photostouching.com
Stop spamming the forum, foolish people :/

Unsolicited advice: Mods of retouch pro should ban such spammers.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:11 PM
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Hi Cainam
I am very great-full to your advise
Thanks a lot
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:13 PM
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I charge £115 an hour, doing high end fashion. But I live in Sweden and working with big companies. I suggest if you are good to contact agencies that work with brands and photographers over a cup of coffee to showcase your work.

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Good grief!
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