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issr91

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« on: February 11, 2015, 16:51 »
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Hello!

I want to offer my retouch services. My portfolio: newbielink:http://portfolios.ru/seriyr [nonactive] 
Photo - 1 dollar.  I live in Ukraine, and have Skrill account. If you are interested in cooperation, my email: newbielink:mailto:issr91@yandex.ua [nonactive], facebook: newbielink:https://www.facebook.com/sery.intr [nonactive]
I will be glad to work :)

P.S. Sorry for my english


« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 06:33 »
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We earn $0.30 per image.
We cannot pay $1,00 per image.

« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 07:03 »
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Actually, the people who can afford to outsource are earning far more than 0.30 over time

Selling each image hundreds or thousands of times = a lot of income per photo, for those contributors

« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 07:20 »
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But imagine sending 100 images to retouch from a photoshoot.  Only 50 are accepted.  Then only 25 sell.  I have to sell at least 350 times just to cover the retouching service.  And another 350 times to make a reasonable profit. Those 25 images have to sell 700 times.  So $1 is expensive...

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 07:43 »
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And there are plenty contributors who sell far more than that. If you're good enough at MS, you can outsource everything.

Personally, 1$ sounds too little, but it depends on where you live and what you are making.

Each to his own

Good luck OP

« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 14:35 »
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But imagine sending 100 images to retouch from a photoshoot.  Only 50 are accepted.  Then only 25 sell.  I have to sell at least 350 times just to cover the retouching service.  And another 350 times to make a reasonable profit. Those 25 images have to sell 700 times.  So $1 is expensive...

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You better sharpen your own skills first then...

« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 21:46 »
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If you're able to outsource and it costs less than the extra money you can make by shooting researching planning, submitting it's worth it. If you're a photoshop guru and can process an imag in 1 minute then it might not worth it but if you're already at capacity then outsourcing can be good.

I know people who spend an hour processing trying to get everything perfect. Not a receipe for microstock.

« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 01:38 »
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I do not outsource retouching for my microstock photography, but I do use outsourcing for portraiture (belly & baby photography).  I pay 2 $ per image to remove every skin blemish including acne, cellulite, clothing marks, pregnancy stripes, scars, red spots, bruises, shiny spots etc.   No color correcting or other improvements.   
- how fast do you work?  (turn-around of 2 days possible?  I send batches of 8 to 16 images)
- what if a person is really a lot of work (lots of skin impurities), or there are 3 people in the photo?  (right now, it's 2 $ no matter how much work).
- you really need a PayPal account, but I pay 5% extra per Paypal payment.
- I send the 40 Mb images in LZW TIF format, in Profoto RGB and I want them back in the same format  (I send them through "We Transfer") - is this possible?
- most retouchers offer 1 free sample photo to show their skills.

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 02:19 »
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I do not outsource retouching for my microstock photography, but I do use outsourcing for portraiture (belly & baby photography).  I pay 2 $ per image to remove every skin blemish including acne, cellulite, clothing marks, pregnancy stripes, scars, red spots, bruises, shiny spots etc.   No color correcting or other improvements.   
- how fast do you work?  (turn-around of 2 days possible?  I send batches of 8 to 16 images)
- what if a person is really a lot of work (lots of skin impurities), or there are 3 people in the photo?  (right now, it's 2 $ no matter how much work).
- you really need a PayPal account, but I pay 5% extra per Paypal payment.
- I send the 40 Mb images in LZW TIF format, in Profoto RGB and I want them back in the same format  (I send them through "We Transfer") - is this possible?
- most retouchers offer 1 free sample photo to show their skills.

Keep in mind the original post was from 18 months ago or thereabouts. I think it was dragged up by the crazy Russian spammer or the helicopter essay dude. The OP could be no longer of this world.

« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2016, 02:28 »
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Keep in mind the original post was from 18 months ago or thereabouts. I think it was dragged up by the crazy Russian spammer or the helicopter essay dude. The OP could be no longer of this world.

Oops!  Thanks!


 

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