WHY HIRE A RETOUCHER?
As a photographer for 20 years, one thing I’ve come to understand is that the photography part of what we do is such a small part of running our business. The other important thing that I’ve learned is to let go of the things I really don’t want to do myself. Retouching and design, as a skill of mine is something that I can offer to other photographers, to help them dig out of what can sometimes feel like a black hole of constant WORK. This is why, as a boudoir photographer, if you really hate retouching then hiring someone to take that huge job off your plate can be like a breathe of fresh air. Let someone else, namely us, do that for you instead!!
WHY HIRE US TO DO YOUR RETOUCHING?
Every client is unique. Understanding the world of the boudoir photography, which we do very well, is to know that each artist presents their images to suit their style and aesthetic. For that reason, we make a huge effort to retouch your images to suit your specific needs. We work with every client to build a personalized image workflow that provides a finished product that they are proud to present to their client.
HOW DO I HIRE YOU?
If you’re interested in using our services, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will chat with you about the process. (Right now we are at our capacity and not taking on any new clients, but we do have a wait list. As soon as I bring in another fully trained retoucher, spaces will be available. If you’d like to be added to the list, email me and let me know.)
Retouching Prices – $3 to $4 per image – I will determine the work your images will need and invoice you accordingly.
Raw Processing – $.25 per image
Rush Fee – $.25 per image (based on needing the job before normal turnaround times)
Couple’s Fee or Mirror image retouch – $.50 for each image where an additional person is in the image (couple) or a clearly in focus mirror image along with a regular body image needs retouching, so essentially 2 people again. If your mirror image is out of focus this will not apply
Regular turnaround is on an 7-10 day cycle (which does NOT include Saturdays when we are closed). If you need to have your job before 7 days, you will check off “RUSH” on the form and the additional fee will be applied. As always, it’s best to check with me first to see if I can deliver in the timeframe you need.
EXAMPLES OF OUR RETOUCHING STYLE
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FORMATTING YOUR IMAGES:
I will accept images in any format you prefer, however, my preference is for high resolution JPGs, that have been as cleanly processed as possible (meaning no fancy actions or presets applied yet) as they are easier to work with. I always suggest you apply your final creative work to the final retouched images. Of course if you are asking for Raw Processing then I expect you to send me your image files from camera. I work in Lightroom and do not provide the Lightroom catalogs. If you wish that, then load your images into a catalog and send it with your images. I’ll work with that catalog and send it back to you.
All billing is through Paypal in U.S. Funds unless you are Canadian. Canadians are billed in Cdn Funds with full taxes applied. You will be billed upon submission of your job. Payment is due before the job begins.