RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Business > Work/Jobs
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Work/Jobs Talk about the business side of things. Advice, questions, inspiration, and moral support

How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-23-2015, 05:50 AM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Janitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

On a scale from "execute my notes without variation" to "make girl pretty", how much do your clients know about what goes into retouching an image?

Does this influence what you charge? Does a savvy client mean you can charge more because they appreciate the work involved, or must you charge less because they could do it themselves? Or conversely, can you charge more because they have no idea, or do you have to charge less because they can't appreciate the work involved?

Obviously most will encounter a spectrum of clients, but does their seem to be a norm, or do you find you attract a certain level of client?

Are knowledgeable clients more prone or less prone to outsource to the lowest bidder? I could see this going either way. Either they're ignorant and can't tell the difference, or they could be knowledgeable enough to remove variables and control the work.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 04-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Greg Curran's Avatar
Greg Curran Greg Curran is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Whitby, ON, Canada
Posts: 127
Re: How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

most have no clue as to what goes into editing a photo.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 04-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Repairman's Avatar
Repairman Repairman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 683
Re: How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

Some clients know nothing. Good. Some know a lot. Good. Some have a little knowledge. Bad. All charged the same though - no favouritism!
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 05-05-2015, 12:39 PM
skoobey skoobey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Re: How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

Noone ever knew anything about the process. They know a lot about the results, though.

I can't stop smiling every time client asks "if this or that can be done". Everything can be done, it just depends on the time/budget.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 05-06-2015, 06:35 PM
Shoku Shoku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 302
Re: How Photoshop savvy are your clients?

Some know nothing, some can do the work themselves, but don't want to take the time to do it. Price is the same, with a few freebees thrown in for persistent clients when it's a simple fix.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Business > Work/Jobs


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I get more retouching clients Abicus Work/Jobs 5 12-13-2012 01:49 AM
Need your thoughts on a touch Photoshop tool! EXOdreamcat Hardware 0 01-23-2012 03:49 PM
Using Photoshop in making animated shorts catherine k Salon 2 01-23-2012 03:20 PM
Latest set of Photoshop actions plugsnpixels Software 0 04-12-2011 10:50 PM
Pro Photoshop Actions sid_v Classifieds 0 03-12-2011 10:45 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved