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Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 AM
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Freelance rate for creative retoucher in london?

Hi all, just after a bit of advise really.
I've been retouching photography and cg in a professional capacity for the last 6years, and have used photoshop for about 5yrs prior to this so have atleast 10yrs experience.
I've mainly been working in architecture for 2 of London's top high-end studios.
I am about to go freelance and am looking for some advise. I've got a couple of clients (high-end cg advertising studios) interested in using me and they want to know my daily rate.
In architecture the rate has dropped recently from £250 per day to about £180-200 per day. What is the current daily rate in advertising?

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:47 AM
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Hi Pierre,
We are a retouching company in India and I assume if we could work together it will be mutually benefit for both of us. We can provide you the services at a cheaper rate with assurance of high quality standards. Kindly let me know your thoghts.

Take care
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:43 PM
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Re: Freelance rate for creative retoucher in londo

i think our indian friend misunderstood you a little here...

i would belive advertising rates are between £250-£400 a day...
so maybe £300/350?

but the market it tough so you might have to "make do" with less. good luck!
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:19 PM
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Re: Freelance rate for creative retoucher in londo

Why some people goes freelance?
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:52 AM
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Why some people goes freelance?
because they probably lost their job!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:00 AM
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because they probably lost their job!
But, would't be easier finding another job in some agency?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:04 AM
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But, would't be easier finding another job in some agency?
not in London no...
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:24 AM
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not in London no...
Mmmhhh... Strange... This draws me another question.

What makes easier finding a Freelance job in London?
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:24 AM
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It's easier to find freelance work because many of the agencies still need to get the work done and have it in their budget to hire someone on a project by project basis but do not have the funds to hire anyone full time. Remember, when an agency is slow they still need to pay their full time employees. If you just use a freelancer as soon as a project is over you don't have to pay someone to just sit there waiting for the next project to come in.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:39 AM
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It's easier to find freelance work because many of the agencies still need to get the work done and have it in their budget to hire someone on a project by project basis but do not have the funds to hire anyone full time. Remember, when an agency is slow they still need to pay their full time employees. If you just use a freelancer as soon as a project is over you don't have to pay someone to just sit there waiting for the next project to come in.
Wow, very nice and clear answer. What mades me think if agencies don't get work because seems the industry is a bit stopped, so what can do a freelancer! Because, in terms of business, all is about contacts.

I think what agencies are doing is illegal. They cannot fire the employers just because they don't have incoming works. I have a friend who took legal actions agains an agency which fired him because lack of incoming work and he's winning the case.
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