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Who is hiring out for editing??

 
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Jun 03, 2010 16:19 |  #1

Just wondering who is contracting their editing out? and where ? any referrals? what's the price range like?




  
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Jun 03, 2010 23:06 |  #2

My clients don't hire me for an interpretation of my pictures, they hire me for my own style. I personally can wrap my head around the idea of trusting someone else to know my artistic vision better than I can. It would be like Rembrandt making paint by numbers.




  
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Jun 03, 2010 23:15 |  #3

welll.....just for arguments sake. Henry Cartier Bresson (sp?) hardly made any of his own prints later in his life. and he is regarded to as one of the greatest photographers of all time. actually, a lot of photographs back in the day had other make their prints.


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Jun 03, 2010 23:28 |  #4

kauffman v36 wrote in post #10299625 (external link)
welll.....just for arguments sake. Henry Cartier Bresson (sp?) hardly made any of his own prints later in his life. and he is regarded to as one of the greatest photographers of all time. actually, a lot of photographs back in the day had other make their prints.

That's because he was an old man who grew up painting and was too lazy to learn the technology of film processing.

It was also pretty easy to be considered a "great" photographer in the 1940's. Considering there were only a handful of photographers at all, compared to the millions today.




  
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Jun 04, 2010 01:27 |  #5

griptape wrote in post #10299600 (external link)
My clients don't hire me for an interpretation of my pictures, they hire me for my own style. I personally can wrap my head around the idea of trusting someone else to know my artistic vision better than I can. It would be like Rembrandt making paint by numbers.

I agree 100%..:cool:


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Jun 04, 2010 01:30 |  #6
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depends on your industry, on your speciality.

it definitely is not uncommon.

depends on a lot of things, your market.

www.modelmayhem.com (external link) may be of some use for you to find photographers who need retouchers or digital technicians.

im sure there are many avenues for freelance designers. I know it sounds basic but just google a freelance graphic designer directory or whatever. job posting boards for those industries are very common.

got a portfolio?


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Jun 04, 2010 10:36 |  #7

Retouch artists tend to be employed by commercial agencies - the photographers capture the image and then the retouchers are set to work.

It is quite common for commercial photographers to supply unedited RAW files for someone else to do the final image creation.

I don't want this to sound bad but in my experience you will find a lot of wedding / fine art photographers who are very protective of their "art" and their own individual style. Commercial shooters do need to have an artistic flair / vision but more readily have to be able to supress this in order to give the client what they want.

As far as I am concerned if the client wants unedited RAW for someone else to maniulate - that's great as long as they pay my invoice.

For great retouchers check out :

http://www.amydresser.​com/ (external link)
http://www.christarant​ino.com/ (external link)


  
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Jun 04, 2010 13:07 |  #8

Jasmine Star outsources her wedding edits, and still retains her very unique style.

http://www.jasminestar​blog.com/index.cfm?pos​tID=850&faq (external link)

She says in the above post uses: http://photographersed​it.com/ (external link)


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Jun 04, 2010 13:09 |  #9

If you are getting the results that your clients look to you for based on how you have edited, cropped and manipulated your photos and not based on the photo itself does that still really make you a Photographer!

I don't see why one could not contract out the work of doing simple editing that can bog a busy photographer down.


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