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Old 01-07-2010, 12:37 PM
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first job in retouching

hi im currently at part time college studying graphic design its a first basic course. I have been playing with photoshop for over 3 years but i want to now go in to the industry and learn and be professional as i need to work full time,does any 1 know how i go about this? and do i need to print out a portfolio and what kinda work should i show on the portfolio.If i put my work online like a free Blog would that be ok ? im currentley living in london please let me know your advice
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:43 AM
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Re: first job in retouching

Hello from a new RetouchPro member.

I currently work with about 6 or 7 junior retouchers who arrived fresh out of school. I also know of a few photographers who have hired retouchers directly from school. Obviously you will not have a seasoned portfolio of professional work; however, a portfolio will most definitely be required to demonstrate talent and overall potential. I would just start knocking on doors and establishing contacts. Someone will take a chance on you. Best of luck.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:27 PM
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Re: first job in retouching

Hey thank u
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:46 PM
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Re: first job in retouching

hi i m deepa sharma representing illusions stir up we r searching for photo retouching projects
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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Re: first job in retouching

You're in a fantastic location, certainly one of the top 5, that's going to work immensely in your favour.

First build a great portfolio by working TFP for great photographers, you'll find a lot of them willing to let you use their unused shots for your port. Read a lot, learn from those willing to share their knowledge, Google is your friend.

Set up a web based portfolio, modelmayhem.com is a really good start.

Contact local photography studios directly and offer your services on the strength of your work. It'll take a long time before you're paying the bills entirely with your retouching work, but it's worth the effort.

Hope this helps, I wish you all the success in the world,
Danny

Daniel Meadows Retouch and Digital Art
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:05 AM
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Re: first job in retouching

You have 3 ways: working; learning much more; or working and learning enough to do your job. I would go for "learning much more" There is a quote which says "train hard, win easy", I'm a fan of that.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:49 PM
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thanks guys thats great i now have my work on pdf so i can send that around
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