Before and After Shots

Before and After Shots

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Industry | 3 Comments

Some people feel it is tacky and maybe a little overdone. I however receive nothing but positive feedback from viewers of my website regarding the before and afters. They say it has more impact and shows exactly what I do. Otherwise where did the photograph finish and the retouching begin? What of the finished image […]

Supplying Layered Files to Clients

Supplying Layered Files to Clients

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Industry | 2 Comments

Most retouchers cringe at the thought of supplying the layered files to their clients for various reasons. There are technical problems with large file sizes that the average client cannot open along with highly complex layering techniques that are often too difficult to understand. With the technical issues comes mistakes by the clients who inevitably […]

Tough Clients & Late Payments

Tough Clients & Late Payments

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Industry | No Comments

Late payments are inevitable when working for yourself. Although not frequent it does happen from time to time. Often with large clients the people hiring you are unaware of the finance guys holding out on payment and a simple phone call to your client can rectify this. Keep in regular contact as invoices can mysteriously […]

Has Beauty and Fashion Retouching Gone too Far?

Has Beauty and Fashion Retouching Gone too Far?

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Industry | No Comments

We have to recognise that we are part of an industry that creates unrealistic body image for young minds both female and male. Although lying about beauty in an abstract form is okay, I feel lying about the properties of a specific beauty product is not. Can you really afford to say no to the […]

State of the Retouching Industry

State of the Retouching Industry

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Industry | No Comments

If you are a digital retoucher, you’re likely aware of the myriad of problems facing our profession today. One such issue facing predominantly the lower end of the retouching business, is undercutting. Other digital retouchers in emerging markets overseas as well as young college graduates living at home, who expect to earn less money, are […]