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Old 09-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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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!.
Bananas born ON the moon, not IN the moon, be careful the way you word things or they will be incorrect, if you cant pay better attention to what you are typing please leave it off the forum as your laziness does more damage than good.




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Old 09-07-2009, 02:32 PM
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Bananas born ON the moon, not IN the moon, be careful the way you word things or they will be incorrect, if you cant pay better attention to what you are typing please leave it off the forum as your laziness does more damage than good.




sorry, couldnt resist.
HAha... Also "cant" is "can't" lol XD
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:12 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

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Nope, that's not how things work in the real world. Especially today. No way a retoucher is in on some sort of percentage. Hell, 95% of the time the retoucher gets no credit at all. You know, here's a photo by Annie Lebowitz. Yeah, it does look heavily retouched, doesn't it? Who did the retouching? Beats me. Annie's a great photograher, though, isn't she?
Just expect a nice little flat or hourly rate and a pat on the butt.

yep Benny is right very rarely if ever you could find in the magazine who did the retouch sometimes they would not state even who is the photographer especially in fashion magazines.

However the rate is not the only thing that you would earn by doing retouch for big magazines , do not forget that having in your portfolio image that has been published on the cover on leading magazine is a big plus in getting clients.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:27 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Know what? Like most things, it's simple. If you are any good you will get high budgets. If you are not, you will get peanuts. EASY!

If you set yourself up properly, people will take you seriously.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:33 AM
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FTP-Jeff is quite right. At the beginning it's just peanuts, but after that period of time, you beging earning all what you didn't charged before.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:29 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

If this is your studio.... You will earn no respect.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...---bedroom.jpg

This one will tell people you are serious.....
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...er_landing.jpg

Then you can start charging, as long as you are up to it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:07 PM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

i can tell you that i charge $100 or $125 an hour. i am based in los angeles and predominantly get hired by record companies. this is a side job for me and i know that i charge somewhat on the lower end of the spectrum.
hope that helps.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:23 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

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If this is your studio.... You will earn no respect.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...---bedroom.jpg

This one will tell people you are serious.....
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...er_landing.jpg

Then you can start charging, as long as you are up to it.
holy moly! Is that your workspace jeff???
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:53 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Yes, it is.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:11 AM
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Re: Photo Retoucher Rates!?

Nice ,looks very much like the studio where my husband works,I wont say where as I don't want to tempt fate.
Sadly they have just laid off people again(about 3 times in 3 years).
They pay their offsite freelancers £1.50 an image for scanning and medium weight retouching which sounds a lot until you realise that it is quite difficult to do more than 4 an hour some days which would equate to minimum wage in the uk if you worked full time somewhere .
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