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Old 05-08-2008, 08:24 AM
ftp-Jeff ftp-Jeff is offline
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Back in the good old days.... I was getting $600 per hour!
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:47 AM
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Back in the good old days.... I was getting $600 per hour!



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Old 06-04-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

I live in North Carolina outside of Greensboro.

I worked almost 10 years for prepress company that did work for Hearst Publication and National Geographics. At that time I earned 21.00 an hour plus benefits. That company has since gone out of business. Oh I never got any royalties shucks. Oh one more thing, DO NOT REMOVE THE SCAR FROM HARRISON FORD'S CHIN.

I now work for printing company and do not do any retouching just trapping and stepping films for offset and flexo presses. Not as much fun but it pays the bills

My freelance fee for retouching is $45 per hour working for local ad agencies and photographers. No hard proofs.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:17 AM
Bianca Carosio Bianca Carosio is offline
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Very cool..thanks for writing that..

"DO NOT REMOVE THE SCAR FROM HARRISON FORD'S CHIN."
lol you want to go into detail what happened?


Your hourly rate is good but I'm guessing that is for portfolio use images only or it is more then that? Any links to your work?




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I live in North Carolina outside of Greensboro.

I worked almost 10 years for prepress company that did work for Hearst Publication and National Geographics. At that time I earned 21.00 an hour plus benefits. That company has since gone out of business. Oh I never got any royalties shucks. Oh one more thing, DO NOT REMOVE THE SCAR FROM HARRISON FORD'S CHIN.

I now work for printing company and do not do any retouching just trapping and stepping films for offset and flexo presses. Not as much fun but it pays the bills

My freelance fee for retouching is $45 per hour working for local ad agencies and photographers. No hard proofs.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:35 PM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Sorry it took so long to get back but I've been busy.

As far as Harrison Ford's scar if you take it off (magazine cover & article) you have to put it back on. I think it was for Redbook in the late 1990's.

You can see some of my retouching at marlaau.com

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Old 08-02-2009, 11:54 PM
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I know for sure that there will always be people asking for to much money than they deserve.But who decides what deserves each.I am one of the best photographers in Romania.I am not making more than 30-35 K a year.For me (learning 15 years and spending more than 100k for equipment ) watching you talking about 80k beeing not so much.WAKE UP people.There are many much more dificult jobs than retouching and earning much less.I see that everyone compares with New York, Los Angeles, London,,,,what about rest of the world??? I need also a retoucher but i live in Bucharest.That means i'm already dead???????
Not you're not dead. Check your PM-@
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

I was wondering this question myself. I'm new to the retouching industry but I want to make it my sole income source someday. I know I'm good at it and I really enjoy it. I have some potential clients in upstate NY (wedding photographers mostly) but b/c of my inexperience and lack of references for this field I'm scared to charge too much and scare the client off. It's not a big city and these photographers are charging very little to their clients to begin with so it's been hard negotiating.

I was thinking I could charge some sort of flat fee of around $600 per wedding for just basic cleanup, color, and resizing. Anything more would be some kind of per hour basis?

I was also wondering what is a good way to get your name out there and market yourself to photographers? Is there some online resources where people are looking for retouchers?
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:25 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

hi every one,
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:27 AM
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:37 AM
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don't know what happened..lol
It's very common to see these kind of snowball of misunderstanding getting bigger and bigger around here. It's like some poeple canot stay without pointing the mistakes of others in a way that the "mistake" looks like something very dramatic which misleads people to think that bananas born in the moon and such just to feel they're somehow superiors while pointing such "mistakes" in others... I don't know why some people diminish others opinions so ofently in this particular forum. Sometimes it looks like a nerds forum haha! And it's very funny!.
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