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Is there a market in the middle for freelancers?

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:22 PM
JD Spears JD Spears is offline
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Is there a market in the middle for freelancers?

Most professional retouchers I've seen here and elsewhere on the web fall at each end of the spectrum. High end Beauty/fashion or low end consumer/pageant retouching. My question is anybody involved or aware of a market for freelance retouchers for upscale portrait, wedding and/or headshot photographers?
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: Is there a market in the middle for freelancer

Try calling photography businesses in your city. Somebody does their retouching.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:53 PM
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Re: Is there a market in the middle for freelancer

I work full time at a portrait studio as their digital retoucher, and as the business grows so does my workload. About 6 months ago we advertised for a local freelance to help out, and were majorly underwhelmed with the quality of the applicants.

"I currently use Photoshop 6"

"What's a RAW file?"

*shudder*

I think my point is, YES, there is a market. You may just have to search for it a bit.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:51 AM
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Re: Is there a market in the middle for freelancer

Yes there is is big market, just need to introduce your skill to the world. Also luck is a valuable factor. When I tried to start as a freelance retoucher, It has taken 2 years to find good photographers. Now I've some clients some needs very high end result and some are stiasfied with the average work. some is getting paid me good and some is not.

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:43 AM
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Re: Is there a market in the middle for freelancer

I also think that if you do photography,it might make it difficult to get retouching work from other photographers
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:17 PM
JD Spears JD Spears is offline
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Re: Is there a market in the middle for freelancer

Thank you all,
Actually, I haven't set out my shingle yet, want to make sure there was a market before I got too carried away with a game plan.
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