Elegant workspace with best-in class equipment
A calm and smart workspace with best-in-class equipment not only improves quality and productivity but also creates a comfortable and positive working environment
- Working on 27-inch iMac - Apple
- Using wacom tablets and legitimate software
- High-speed unlimited internet service
- Firewalls to protect the data
- Working as a Retoucher for 19 years
I believe that hiring a retoucher is almost like getting married for a Photographer!
It’s a back and forth relationship – Over the years, I have learned that hiring a Retoucher is like getting married to a Photographer. Learning a photographer’s workflow, his/her general requirements, and producing intended results on each and every assignment are quite essential which also takes the relationship to the next level. The relationship between a photographer and Retoucher is the same as what’s there in between a film Director and a Cameraman!
- Both should act, think and work the same way keeping in mind how the end product is going to be and what needs to be done accordingly, etc
- A Retoucher should be able to make sure the image matches the photographer’s vision and style overall
- The more the Retoucher understands his photographer, the more it makes the job easier for both ends and produces amazing results!
Why utmost quality is important in the first go for a photographer?
Anyone who cares about their craft cares about the quality of their work to the utmost and that is what my reputation is built on. I put myself in your shoes and take everything into account while working on your images
Further more, when you are already busy with Post production, current schedules and pre-production plans, you can’t afford to send the files back and forth for fixes, making comments on them, tracking revisions etc. So I take utmost care to provide professional retouching at utmost quality on the FIRST-GO and that’s what I have been doing for my clients already
How important is Turnaround time for a photographer?
In my extensive experience in the retouching industry, I have learned that photographers often end up having only a little time for post-production as they also need to look after their on-going projects and pre-production plan for new shoots. Therefore, it’s important to retouch and deliver your edited images in a timely manner. I work diligently to provide a quick turnaround — Usually 24 hours. But when my clients are in a real hurry it’s usual for me to work 18, 12 or even 6 hours of turnaround. I love making my clients happy every time
So one must have an Eagle eye for quality control during these tight deadlines to ensure that the retouched images are just as you want them, and that all the requirements are met. I’m humble to say that my experience lets me stand in your shoes and see things that need closer look
Streamlined Workflow in place
It would usually take a few projects to learn your unique style and general requirements. A standard operating procedure and specification document is prepared. The individual specification document is stringently followed while working on projects so as to keep the jobs consistent from one order to the next
A exact system of folder names and folder structure to indicate incoming images vs outgoing images is quite essential in our business today – This makes the file transactions easier & understandable to both the ends.
I am professional and courteous -Since all your projects will only be handled by me, I can answer your questions instantly and clarify things promptly. This leads to mutual understanding and takes the relationship to the next level.
Handy answers to quick questions
I support fast and easy payment options including hassle free secured payment gateway – PayPal which thousands of photographers and corporate use
Photographers could avail 30 to 50 days of grace period to make their payments – I understand the photographers world better than any other retouchers on the planet 🙂
Initially you can send the files through any third party file transfer system. After a couple of pilot jobs, I would assign a dedicated and personalised Dropbox folder. So that you can upload your images there and notify us when the upload is done
I return your images in the format you request like JPEG, PSD, TIFF, PNG and GIF etc
Yes, I will send you an email with a download link, alternatively you can sign into your Dropbox account and see the live happenings in there and download the images