impressing clients with retouching portfolio
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Your Portfolio Can Help You Start Getting Clients That You Want

There are no hard and fast rules for creating your résumé, each one is unique to the individual, highlighting their particular talents and skills, while showcasing previous work as it pertains to the job they want. In the same...

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Business & Clients, Real World Practices

Optimize Your Photos For Facebook

Over the last decade or so photographers and retouchers have recognized the increasing need to engage with social media. It allows a businessperson to interact directly with a potentially huge number of global users and potential customers, so it’s...

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efficient habits for photographers and retouchers
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Efficient Work Habits For Retouchers

As a photographer or a retoucher, there is one commodity that is important above all others: your time. Setting aside your skills, creativity, and style, it is your time that is the intangible product your clients invest in. Learning how...

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seven ways to increase engagement on instagram
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Business & Clients

Seven Ways to Increase Engagement on Instagram

Instagram has recently released a slew of updates which can affect the way you engage with your audience. New tools for business accounts, enhancements to Instagram Stories, as well as the ever-elusive shadowban, just to name a few. These...

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Kavyar Magazine Submission Service
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Kavyar Takes the Fuss out of Magazine Submissions

For many fashion and beauty photographers, having their work showcased in independent magazines is a way to gain exposure. This process was rarely ever an efficient one, however, as each publication is vastly different. Traditionally, the method for doing...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News

Huge Summer Sale on Fstoppers!

Our friends at Fstoppers are currently running a huge summer sale for all of their tutorials. Most of those tutorials include post-production and are very valuable if you are getting into a specific type of photography, even if only as...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions – The Devil is in the Details

We all love our Adobe products, but recently I had the misfortune of being caught by the Adobe Creative Cloud cancellation ‟penalty.” Turns out, when you sign up for any annual Adobe CC subscription that’s paid monthly, you’re actually committing...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

How Much To Charge For Retouching. Part Two: Project Billing

In ‘How Much To Charge For Retouching Part One: Billing Hourly’ we took a look at hourly billing, the positives and negatives that it brings as a pricing model, and a rough idea of a typical hourly retoucher’s fee. In...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

How Much to Charge For Retouching. Part One: Billing Hourly

One of more frequent questions we’re asked at Retouching Academy is ‘how much should I be charging for retouching?’ Tutorials, articles, and advice on how to improve your retouching output are widely available, but the issue of pricing can...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

How to Build Your Dream Retouching Portfolio in 5 Easy Steps

My passion for retouching was sparked by my dear friend photographer and retoucher Natalia Fadejeva who taught me the basics of the craft about three years ago. In the beginning, as with most things, I was taking it slow through a lot of trial...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Types of Retouching Careers

If you’re seriously considering a future career in retouching, you’re undoubtedly aware of the huge range of potential options and specializations in the industry. From working fashion in-house, to remotely delivering an architectural interiors project, or assisting at a shoot...

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Business & Clients, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Industry Insider: Portfolio Panel Discussion with Pratik Naik

In the Industry Insider section of issue 4 of TOUCHED Magazine "YOUR PORTFOLIO" we asked a few brilliant artists Webb Bland, Pratik Naik, Daniel Meadows, Simon Webb, Todd Riddiford and Milton Menezes to share their perspectives on creating portfolios with...

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Business & Clients, Successful Retouching Business

To Work Or Not To Work… For Free

In the creative industries right now, there's been a surface of a long building outcry against the expectation from some quarters that we as professionals work for free, for the promise of future work, or for that old classic...

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