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High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

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Old 10-18-2008, 10:05 AM
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Hi 17winds, thank you, thank you and thank you. This gives me a good feel of what I can charge and be fair. My main concern was undercharging, which I feel hurts the retouching industry as a whole.

Again, thanks sooo much for the information!
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:31 AM
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But it also of course depends on how good you are at what you do. I've been retouching professionally for about 12 years, I know retouchers that are just starting out that are making about 20 bucks an hour they can't do much more then a path.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:34 PM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

So, really, what's a Supper Model?
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:59 PM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

Benny where you been... A 'Supper Model' is one that lays nude on a table with food all over them and folks help themselves to their offerings!
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:41 PM
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Hi, I worked in the fashion industry and stumbled into retouching by
accident.

My retouching is excellent; I started with the release of Photoshop 5.5 and
developed a talent for beauty retouching.

I am fortunate to have had a great mentor who worked at Box Studios before
opening his own business. After concluding training with my mentor a major
retouching company asked me on-board. However, I decided to stay in the
fashion industry and was lucky to take on a small percentage of
retouching jobs with repeat clients over the years.

I am grateful to you and a few other retouchers that were kind enough to
share their rates. I used to reach out to my friends at the photo labs in
the Flatiron District; however, most of these labs closed.

Thanks again.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:14 PM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

Supper anyone?
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

Hi sweetdreams -

I have stumbled into retouching by accident as well after doing compositing for movie posters and i love it .

You seem a very helpful person (:
I would like to go on your path and do my own thing
How would you recommend me to find clients ? , i have confidence in my
retouching skills and been doing this for several users.

Also if you have a sec take a look at my work tell me what you think

Thank you
Leo
www.coroflot.com/leonrechter
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:16 AM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

Novva I love your work. I'm a beginner retoucher so I don't have much to add to this, but i just wanted to put up a post saying that I really admire your work and everyone else with a link on this thread. I would love any advice anyone may have of getting into the industry and establishing consistent clients.

I'm looking more towards freelance work, but I would also love to work in a retouching studio and learn everything I can. Anyone know of a good place, maybe in the DC area to look?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:03 PM
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:12 PM
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Re: High End Retoucher Job Rates for NYC and LA

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruud92 View Post
just an example of what they call a 'super model'

Just my interpretation.
Hon, they are being funny - supper model

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