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Things that say "I'm not really a professional"

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:52 PM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

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Coming to RetouchPro and exerting oneself through writing what constitutes a pro.

A pro doesn't care about what others do and why. He knows that the only one he should be comparing himself to is himself and his latest job.
If you measure your "pro-ness" by amateurs you're only one step up the ladder...
Unfortunately, you may be assuming too much about the type of people that use this forum. Yes, very busy pro's may not have time for this. However, we retired pro's enjoy it quite a bit. I thoroughly enjoy lending assistance to those just starting out and willing to learn. I think that is the essence of many of the sub-forums here at RetouchPro. After 25 years of "comparing myself to myself and my latest job", I'm tired of that. Hopefully, the newbies can learn and remain enthusiastic until they too are so busy they don't have time for RetouchPro. In the mean time, you are welcome to put down your camera and stylus and come visit me sometime in St. John (USVI). It's much more fun than "not caring about what others do and why".

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:02 AM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

I think you're right about all of this. If you are good at retouching you think you would have a basic understanding of good web design. The most important part of web design in my opinion is making it usable to everyone. The font should be readable, links in the text should always be blue, and there should always be a menu and a link to the home page at the top. I would also advise against auto-playing music and black backgrounds. A lot of people have trouble reading white text on black backgrounds.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:09 AM
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There are some highly professional London retouchers sites, who honestly do have poorly designed amateurish websites. Sometimes quite good retouchers have the arrogance to think that they are web designers too. Its a very different discipline with a raft of completely different knowledge required, and really best left to the experts.

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Old 08-08-2008, 07:45 AM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

I guess there are a lot of things that say if your proffesional or not,but people still make money
Also as in everything when your starting out you make mistakes its the learning process
One thing most marketing people say is not to use flash and keep your website simple,but people still use it
I think most of us are still trying to see what works and what does not
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:05 PM
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I think there's good Flash and bad Flash
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:11 AM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

I used livebooks too. Updating it is easy and the cost is low. But, the design is a little limited for a great retoucher site, no roll over gifs etc... In the last year there has been a bunch of new companies doing the same kid of thing with better designs. Just look around and you will find them.

www.AlexLihs.com you should really upgrade from the edu site.

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Old 08-11-2008, 01:31 PM
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I started my site when I was in school and it only cost $100. I'm not sure how much it costs to upgrade, but they have some sort of plan, if I find something else better I'll switch, but its just Sooo easy to navigate, and its really all I need for now.

www.AlexLihs.com
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:38 AM
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Coming to RetouchPro and exerting oneself through writing what constitutes a pro.

A pro doesn't care about what others do and why. He knows that the only one he should be comparing himself to is himself and his latest job.
If you measure your "pro-ness" by amateurs you're only one step up the ladder...
Great point!
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:19 PM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

It s all about the pictures really...
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:02 PM
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Re: Things that say "I'm not really a professional

Much good food for thought here.......I particularly agree with the thoughts on bad grammer & spelling. That is the number one thing I notice in posts of any kind.

I would only add this to the mix. Remember, a "professional" is just one who does what they do and gets paid for it. This does not necessarily mean that they are good at what they do.

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