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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Stay Inspired

10 Tips: How to Stay Organized and Productive as a Freelancer

When I made the jump from my 9 to 5 job to full-time photographer and freelancer, I was ecstatic to have the freedom that came with the entrepreneurial life. Little did I know that there are unique pros and...

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Business & Clients, Quality Printing

Printing Your Work On Different Substrates

I am very happy to share yet another great article from our friends, professional Berlin-based printing lab, that is serving artists around the world offering exceptional quality prints, WhiteWall.com. Today Jan-Ole Schmidt, photographer and Product Manager at WhiteWall, talks about different substrates...

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Beauty Retouching, Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Interview With High-End Commercial Retoucher Dominique Fraser

Dominique Fraser, an artist who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after professionals in the world of high-end photo retouching, has just joined Retouching Academy as one of the high-end commercial retouching instructors. We are pleased to...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Key Steps to Freelance Success. Part III: Building Your Career

First, we covered what’s essential for a freelancer to make it in this world in Part I. Then, we went deeper into what it means to truly succeed when you’re working as a freelancer in Part II. In this third installment, we're...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News

Retouching Academy Mentorship Program – February 2014 Winner Announced

This time we've actually got together and looked through the submitted images. We've talked about what we thought was done well, as well as what could have been done better. The video ended up being 2 hours long, so...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Importance Of Self-Promotion For Artists and Practical Tips

In this post our Guest Artist Michael Herb, Commercial, Editorial and Conceptual Photographer from Las Vegas, NV talks about the importance of self-promotion for artists and shares his own methods. I absolutely agree with Michael on how necessary self-promotion is,...

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Retouching Guidelines & Considerations
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, Fundamentals

Retouching Guidelines & Considerations

The general term “Retouching” can be categorized under the following subject-specific areas of Portrait, Editorial, Commercial, Beauty and Creative Retouching. Each of these areas possesses its own assembly of considerations around what “retouching” is when editing the image in question....

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Business & Clients

You Have To Value Your Own Talent & Time And Educate Your Clients To Do So

This is a great video from Derek Halpern of Social Triggers talking about how to prevent new clients from haggling your rates. He also offers a great script of a response to client requests negotiating your rates down. We often...

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